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  • Many a True Wordby Richard Anthony Baker

    Headline 2013; Not Available

    What are the top one hundred words we use the most? How should anchovy, chastisement and tryst be pronounced? How good are you at spelling the most commonly misspelt words and names? For the answers to these andquestions and much more, sit back and let Richard Anthony Baker take you on a journey through the English language. Marvel at the richness... more...

  • Foolproof Spelling: Flashby Elspeth Summers

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 5.99

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Foolproof Spelling is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to learning the basic principles of correct spelling in a few short steps. Whether to brush up on writing skills, do better... more...

  • Beyond Wordsby John Humphrys

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 6.99

    From the huge response to Lost for Words , it?s clear that many of us share John?s strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives) but because how we use words reveals so much about the way we see the world. Here John takes a sharp look at phrases and expressions in current use... more...

  • The Elements of Eloquenceby Mark Forsyth

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase?such as ?O Captain! My Captain!? or ?To be or not to be??memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and wonderfully witty style, he takes apart famous phrases and shows how you too can write... more...

  • Anonyponymousby John Bemelmans Marciano; John Bemelmans Marciano

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Eponymous, adj. Giving one's name to a person, place, or thing. Anonymous, adj. Anonymous. Anonyponymous, adj. Anonymous and eponymous. The Earl of Sandwich, fond of salted beef and paired slices of toast, found a novel way to eat them all together. Etienne de Silhouette, a former French finance minister, was so notoriously cheap that... more...

  • Voices in Exileby Jean D'Costa; Barbara Lalla

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    The songs, sermons and other materials collected in this anthology thoroughly characterize and demonstrate the distinctive language and culture that developed when African and European exiles came together on the plantations of Jamaica. Accounts of planters, slave-trading captains, and other testimonies from both the colonial and indigenous population... more...

  • Is That a Word?by David Bukszpan; Dave Hopkins

    Chronicle Books LLC 2012; US$ 14.99

    Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but they are certainly playable. For lovers of Scrabble®, Bananagrams®, and Words with Friends®, this lively guide helps readers make the most out of word games, packed with new... more...

  • Instant Vocabularyby Ida Ehrlich

    Pocket Books 2005; US$ 6.99

    LEARNING NEW WORDS IS AS EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE! • RECOGNIZE the keys to the English language, the basic units from which all words are made • FOLLOW clear examples of how the key explains a word's origin and meaning -- or how it combines with other keys to create new words • BUILD your word power with practical exercises to expand... more...

  • NTC's Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrasesby Richard A. Spears

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 9.95

    The small but very concise NTC's Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrases offers 6,000 basic and common English words plus 6,000 basic and common English idioms and phrases. You will find this portable title essential in the classroom, at home, or traveling, when you need help to recall word and phrase meanings. more...

  • Building Vocabulary Skills and Strategies Level 8by Elliott Quenley

    Saddleback Publishing 2004; US$ 33.95

    A great vocabulary program that is equally appropriate for younger students working at grade level and older students who have "forgotten" or never mastered the basics. The friendly look and tone of this series belies the comprehensive sweep of more...