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  • Romps, Tots and Boffinsby Robert Hutton

    Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 9.99

    You may not recognise the phrase, but if you have ever picked up a paper you'll have come across 'journalese'. Essentially, it covers words and phrases that are only found in newspapers - whether tabloid or broadsheet. Without them, how would our intrepid journalists be able to describe a world in which late-night revellers go on booze-fuelled rampages,... more...

  • Classical Monologues for Womenby Marina Calderone

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 14.99

    The Good Audition Guides: Helping you select and perform the audition piece that is best suited to your performing skills Each Good Audition Guide contains a range of fresh monologues, all prefaced with a summary of the vital information you need to place the piece in context and to perform it to maximum effect in your own unique way. Each volume... more...

  • Here We Standby Randy Howe

    Lyons Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    For anyone about to embark on the next phase of life, Here We Stand is a unique and inspiring collection of more than 600 quotes drawn from commencement speeches past and recent. more...

  • The Columbian Oratorby David W. Blight

    NYU Press 1998; US$ 26.00

    First published in 1797, The Columbian Orator helped shape the American mind for the next half century, going through some 23 editions and totaling 200,000 copies in sales. The book was read by virtually every American schoolboy in the first half of the 19th century. As a slave youth, Frederick Douglass owned just one book, and read it frequently,... more...

  • Allusions in the Pressby Paul Lennon

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 169.12

    This corpus-based study of allusions in the British press shows the range of targets journalists allude to - from Shakespeare to TV soaps, from Jane Austen to Hillary Clinton, from hymns to nursery rhymes, proverbs and riddles. It analyzes the linguistic forms allusions take and demonstrates how allusions function meaningfully in discourse.... more...

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