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  • 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...

  • Preposterous Proverbsby Max Cryer

    Exisle Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    In ‘Preposterous Proverbs’, language expert Max Cryer looks at a vast array of proverbs from around the world on subjects ranging from birth, food, women and love to money, animals, sin and death. He has chosen some of the most interesting and perplexing, and analyses their meaning and truth with his characteristic wry wit. A great book to... more...

  • Allgemeines / Lautgeschichteby Karl Brunner

    De Gruyter 1984; US$ 140.00

    Das Werk bringt eine umfassende Geschichte der englischen Sprache von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart einschließlich der außerbritischen Varianten und verbindet die Darstellung von externer Geschichte mit internen grammatischen Veränderungen. Der erste Band enthält eine ausführliche Darstellung der äußeren Geschichte, wobei vor allem die... more...

  • Behar Proverbsby John Christian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ancient Proverbs and Maxims from Burmese Sourcesby James Gray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Classical Collection of Tamil Proverbsby Herman Jensen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressionsby Liwei Jiao; Benjamin Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions is a dictionary of key Chinese proverbs or suyu . Suyu are vivid and colourful expressions widely used in Chinese language. The smooth use of chengyu in Chinese writing and of suyu in spoken Chinese not only makes communication more effective, it is also an indicator of mastery of the... more...

  • Never Marry a Woman with Big Feetby Mineke Schipper

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 24.50

    The book to bring together a fascinating compendium of witticisms on women-more than 15,000 sayings from around the globe and translated from more than 240 languages. more...

  • How to be Asked Againby Rosie Nickerson

    Quiller 2009; US$ 23.99

    A thoroughly entertaining and informative guide to modern shooting etiquette. Inspired by beaters, keepers, pickers-up and shoot organisers, the book encapsulates the art of being the perfect guest at a shoot, from the moment the invitation arrives to tipping at the end of the day. With hilarious cartoons by Oliver Preston. more...

  • Apophthegmata teutschby Dieter Mertens; Werner Wilhelm Schnabel; Theodor Verweyen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 330.00

    Die 1876 von Wilhelm Braune als Neudrucke deutscher Literaturwerke des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts begründete Reihe wird seit 1961 in einer neuen Folge fortgeführt. Je nach Eigenart und Bedeutung der Autoren und Werke finden Gesamtausgaben ebenso Aufnahme wie Auswahlausgaben oder Einzelwerke, für die ihrer Bedeutung und Überlieferung wegen... more...