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  • The Book of English Place Namesby Caroline Taggart

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    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...

  • An Apple A Dayby Caroline Taggart

    Michael O'Mara 2011; US$ 7.99

    Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? Can beggars be choosers? Is it always better late than never?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. In An Apple A Day Caroline Taggart... more...

  • A Classical Educationby Caroline Taggart

    Michael O'Mara 2009; US$ 7.99

    How many times have you wished that your history stretched all the way back to Greek and Roman myths and legends? Or that you'd been taught Latin at school? Or perhaps you wish you knew all about the great inventions and medical developments that have made our world what it is today? A Classical Education provides all of these classical facts... more...

  • I Used to Know Thatby Caroline Taggart

    Michael O'Mara 2010; US$ 5.52

    If you've forgotten the capital city of Chile; the basics of osmosis; how to solve a quadratic equation; the names of the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice; who wrote the famous poem about daffodils; the use of a conjunction or the number of continents in the world, I Used to Know That will provide all the answers. A light-hearted and informative... more...

  • Answers to Rhetorical Questionsby Caroline Taggart

    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...

  • Does a Bear Sh*t in the Woods?by Caroline Taggart

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 5.82

    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...

  • Pushing the Envelopeby Caroline Taggart

    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...

  • The Book of London Place Namesby Caroline Taggart

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.32

    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...

  • Back to Basicsby caroline taggart

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Don't know Heracles from Herodotus? Many of us wish that we could fill in the gaps in our education in order to avoid those embarrassing situations when we feel as if we don't know things that others do. This title provides readers with the opportunity to learn really useful stuff that was never taught in mainstream education. more...

  • As Right as Rainby Caroline Taggart

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    Would you be down in the dumps if, when asked the definition of certain phrases, it was all Greek to you? Let's not beat about the bush: the English language is littered with linguistic quirks, which, out of context, seem completely peculiar. If you can't quite cut the mustard, this book will explain how on earth 'off the cuff' came to express improvisation,... more...