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- Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 9.99
The English language is a versatile and agile thing, and as our world changes, so too does the way we use it. Sometimes we coin new words for new creations, but very often we adopt and adapt existing words to suit new purposes, or simply put two together to form a third.New Words for Old looks at the story behind some of the words we use every day... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 17.58
Take a journey down winding lanes and Roman roads in this witty and informative guide to the meanings behind the names of England's towns and villages. From Celtic farmers to Norman conquerors, right up to the Industrial Revolution, deciphering our place names reveals how generations of our ancestors lived, worked, travelled and worshipped, and how... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
Proverbs are short, well-known, pithy sayings that offer advice or words of encouragement and are used in everyday English without much thought ever being given to their meanings, or indeed, usefulness. This book explores the truth behind our favourite proverbs, their history and whether they offer any genuine help to the recipient. more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 2.99
The rhetorical question is one of those grammatical quirks that just doesn't seem to have any logic to it: a question that doesn't require an answer - what kind of question is that? This book contains answers to questions such as: How long is a piece of string? Whose life is it anyway? How much is that doggy in the window? How soon is now? more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2010; US$ 9.99
Suitable for parents who wish to teach their children and for those who would like to learn or relearn the facts themselves, this title includes: Latin and Greek; logic and philosophy; natural sciences; art and architecture; poetry and drama; and, history and classical literature. more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2010; US$ 9.99
Offers an informative reminder of the things that readers learnt in school but have since become relegated to the backs of their minds. This guide features hundreds of snippets of wisdom, facts, theories, equations, phrases, rules and sayings. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00
Serious answers to rhetorical questions--what's not to like? For those of us who have long wondered where bears go to take care of their business, if the Pope is actually Catholic, or whether anyone is really made of money, Caroline Taggart provides the answers to these and a host of previously unanswerable questions. From the most profound... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 7.99
The bottom line is this: the workplace is a minefield of business jargon that people bandy about on a daily basis. From indecipherable abbreviations and business terminology, to buzz words, motivational phrases and more, it can all start to sound like everyone around you is speaking another language. But it's time to shoot the puppy (do the unthinkable),... more...
- F+W Media 2010; US$ 15.99
THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO GETTING PUBLISHED Written by writers for writers and backed by 89 years of authority, Writer's Market is the #1 resource for helping writers sell their work. Used by both seasoned professionals and writers new to the publishing world, Writer's Market has helped countless writers transform their love of writing... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 17.58
Ever wondered if Cheapside really is cheap, what you do in Threadneedle Street, or who the knights of Knightsbridge were? Did you know that Piccadilly is actually an insult? And that Euston Road was built because there were too many cows on Oxford Street? Or that the River Fleet was covered over partly because of a drunken butcher? Take a trip... more...