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  • Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotationsby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    This new collection offers a vivid picture of the world in the 21st century, against a backdrop of the landmark events leading up to it. From Catherine Tate and the Simpsons to Mother Teresa and Winston Churchill, Modern Quotations charts the ebbs and flows of popular culture as well as marking the key voices and watersheds for our time. An authoritative... more...

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fableby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 19.99

    Who? What? Where? Why? Enquire within for a wealth of fascinating and authoritative information on the stories behind words, names, and sayings. - ;What is a ham-and-egger?What are Anglo-Saxon attitudes?Who or what is liable to jump the shark?Who first tried to nail jelly to the wall? The answers to these and many more questions are in this fascinating... more...

  • How to Read a Wordby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the... more...

  • What They Didn't Sayby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 16.99

    Follow the moneyFresh fields and pastures newA good day to bury bad newsIf the glove doesn't fit you must acquitBrings together a fascinating range of wrongly remembered sayings, popular summaries of original thoughts, and apocryphal or unverifiable comments attributed to a particular person. By revealing what was (and was not) really said, this... more...

  • Oxford Dictionary of Quotations 8eby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    The first edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations was published in 1941 and for over 70 years this bestselling book has remained unrivalled in its coverage of quotations past and present. The eighth edition is a vast treasury of wit and wisdom spanning the centuries and providing the ultimate answer to the question, 'Who said that?'... more...

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