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  • Harvey Wallbangers and Tam O'Shantersby Martin Hannan

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 1.44

    Did you know that Maria Ann Smith was genuinely a grandmother who died not knowing that she had given the world one of the best varieties of apple? Or that the word tawdry, meaning tacky or tasteless, has its origins in the fate of a seventh-century Saxon princess, Etheldreda, who was canonised and became St Audrey? Or that when we say Fanny Adams,... more...

  • Le Bumper Book of Franglaisby Miles Kington; Wendy Hoile

    Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 8.74

    Franglais is the ultimate invented language. A source of unending delight to anyone who did French at school, it is the creation of the great English humorist Miles Kington. This new collection brings together the best pieces written in the two-and-a-half decades up to the author's tragic death in 2008. Each appears in paperback for the first time,... more...

  • Lost Englishby Chris Roberts

    Michael O'Mara 2012; US$ 2.99

    In the last thirty years or so a large number of once commonplace words, phrases and expressions have disappeared without trace from common usage. And with them, too, have gone a number of goods, services and everyday objects that were once an important part of our everyday lives. Where did they go and why? Lost English takes a look at how our language... more...

  • 2012 Romance Writer's Marketby Robert Lee Brewer

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 5.99 US$ 4.91

    From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for romance writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new romantic fiction. Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking for, who to contact, how to reach them, and what their... more...

  • 2012 Guide to Writing Competitionsby Robert Lee Brewer

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 5.99 US$ 4.91

    Are you competitive? Do you believe that your writing stands above that of your peers? If so, then look inside and you'll find all the information you need to enter every major writing competition in the Unitied States. Hundreds of opportunities are listed, with each entry providing information on when and how to submit your work, what it costs (if... more...

  • 2012 Horror Writer's Marketby Robert Lee Brewer

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 5.99 US$ 4.91

    From the editors at Writer's Digest, this fantastic resource for horro writers details hundreds of magazine and book publishers who are interested in acquiring and publishing new frightful fiction. Each market listing provides information on where the publisher is located, what they're looking for, who to contact, how to reach them, and what their... more...

  • Writingby Facts On File

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95

    Writing covers 20 writing careers for anyone interested in having their work appear in books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, radio, film, television, or online. more...

  • Collaborative Learning and Writingby Kathleen M. Hunzer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    Although most writing instructors know the benefits of collaborative learning and writing in college writing classes, many remain unsure how to implement collaborative techniques successfully in the classroom. This collection provides a diversity of voices that address the "how tos" of collaborative learning and writing by addressing key... more...

  • English in the Worldby Philip Seargeant; Joan Swann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    English in the World: History, Diversity, Change examines the English language as it has developed through history and is used across the globe today. The first half of the book outlines the history of the language from its fifth-century roots through its development as a national, a colonial, and now a global language. In the second half, the focus... more...

  • Story of Englishby Joseph Piercy

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Illustrates the history of how the relatively obscure dialects spoken by tribes from what are Denmark, the Low Countries and northern Germany, became the most widely spoken language in the world, and of how that language evolved during the last two millennia. more...