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  • Biographical Dictionary 2007by Camilla Rockwood

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1897, Chambers Biographical Dictionary remains a uniquely fascinating and far-reaching reference work. With 18,000 biographies, this thoroughly updated new edition boasts more entries than ever before, with unrivalled coverage in areas such as sport, music, politics and film. Wide-ranging and international in scope, it illustrates... more...

  • Brief Encountersby Edwin Moore

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 15.99

    100 articles on meetings between historical figures explore the details of famous (and some not so famous) conversations and events. Meetings range from the time of the ancient Greeks to the present day. Articles explain why meetings were important (although some are just funny or downright bizarre). Historical context explains ‘what happened... more...

  • Dictionary of Quotationsby Una McGovern

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 45.00

    The most up-to-date dictionary of quotations available, Chambers Dictionary of Quotations gives you a huge choice of more than 21,000 quotations from over 3,500 authors, from ancient times to the present day. With a truly international outlook, these quotable quotes are drawn from a wide variety of sources including television programmes, political... more...

  • Dictionary of World Historyby Hilary Marsden

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 55.00

    With over 7,500 entries covering everything from wars, treaties, plots and political movements, along with nations of the world, international organizations and biographies of key figures, Chambers Dictionary of World History is a detailed and comprehensive guide to the history of the world today. In addition to the vast amount of information given... more...

  • Foyle's Philaveryby Christopher Foyle

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 14.99

    A treasury of unusual words collected by one of the foremost names in the UK book trade. Introduction by the author. Personal commentaries on many words. Clear and attractive presentation. A perfect gift for aficionados of language. The word 'philavery' was invented to describe this book – a collection of words chosen simply on the grounds... more...

  • Lemmings Don't Leapby Edwin Moore

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2006; US$ 15.99

    Did you know:. Sherlock Holmes never wore a deerstalker. Saladin was not an Arab. Keith Moon did not drive a Rolls-Royce into a swimming pool. Hitler did not snub Jesse Owens. The book also shoots down a number of myths in the "so bizarre it's got to be true" category:. Charles Manson did not audition for the Monkees. Walter Sickert was... more...

  • Literary Charactersby Una McGovern

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2004; US$ 45.00

    Chambers Dictionary of Literary Characters gives up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the characters of the classics to the main figures in popular contemporary literature. Over 6,500 entries provide a guide to the wealth of characters created by writers in English – from the Wife of Bath to Bertie Wooster, and Tom Sawyer to Harry Potter.... more...

  • Taking the Proverbialby Geoff Rolls

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 14.99

    Do opposites attract?; Are two heads better than one?; Does mud stick?; If you spare the rod, will you spoil the child?; Do gentlemen prefer blondes?. A fascinating, amusing and highly readable look at the psychological truths and misconceptions behind the proverbs and sayings we use every day. Is the grass really greener on the other side? Does familiarity... more...

  • Effective Grammarby Gill Francis; Kay Cullen

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 10.00

    Attractive, two-colour presentation; Comprehensive and packed with examples. Written in clear language, avoiding jargon and complicated terminology. A clear, concise guide to the essential points of the English language, this is the perfect book for anyone who has difficulty telling an adverb from an adjective. An invaluable desktop guide, it examines... more...

  • Common Errorsby Mike Munro; Kay Cullen

    Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd 2005; US$ 10.00

    Explains the difference between easily-confused words, such as &osq;economic&csq; and &osq;economical&csq; Panels cover trickier topics such as the split infinitive; Symbols show correct and incorrect usage at a glance. Aimed at anyone who wants to learn to avoid the errors and pitfalls that occur most frequently in English, this handy book contains... more...