Language and Literature

Picture of The Best of Foxtrot.

The Best of Foxtrot.

Amend, Bill.

These two volumes come in a slipcase and they showcase the cartoon strips Amend is most pr...

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I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speeches.

Addis, Ferdie.

These speeches were made by 'priests, poets, peasants, slaves, soldiers, dictators, prime ...

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Picture of The High Window.

The High Window.

Chandler, Raymond.

Philip Marlowe is hired to recover a rare gold coin called a Brasher Doubloon. Marlowe dis...

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Picture of The Muse in the Bottle: Great Writers on the Joys of Drinking.

The Muse in the Bottle: Great Writers on the Joys of Drinking.

Coulombe, Charles A.

Celebrates the diverse pleasures of drinking, in tales and toasts collected from some of o...

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Picture of Threefer: 'ein threefer pour vous?'.

Threefer: 'ein threefer pour vous?'.

Bolton, Ken.

A collection of poems by Ken Bolton, (a gay, light-hearted bastard), described as 'beautif...

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Picture of Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology.

Virtual Words: Language from the Edge of Science and Technology.

Keats, Jonathon.

In these 28 essays, Keats investigates linguistic innovation that comes with new ideas and...

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Picture of Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer.

Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer.

Green, Jonathon.

He is the world's foremost lexicographer of slang. For 30 years he has collected the langu...

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Picture of The Mammoth Book of The Adventures of Moriarty.

The Mammoth Book of The Adventures of Moriarty.

Jakubowski, Maxim (ed.).

Professor James Moriarty ‘s existence is inextricably linked with that of the immortal fic...

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Picture of The Word Weavers: Newshounds and Wordsmiths.

The Word Weavers: Newshounds and Wordsmiths.

Aitchison, Jean.

Traces the development of journalism from its origins to the present day. She shows how ne...

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Picture of Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica).

Jason and the Golden Fleece (The Argonautica).

Apollonius of Rhodes.

Tells the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with Med...

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Picture of Birds and Other Plays.

Birds and Other Plays.

Aristophanes.

The plays comprise Lysistrata, Assembly-Women

and Wealth

. His plays are exuber...

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Picture of Air Mail: Letters from the World's Most Troublesome Passenger.

Air Mail: Letters from the World's Most Troublesome Passenger.

Ravenscroft, Terry.

A collection of comic correspondence, which will be instantly admired by anyone who has tr...

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Picture of Drawing Conclusions.

Drawing Conclusions.

Leon, Donna.

Commissario Brunetti of the Venice police is called in when an old lady is found dead in h...

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Picture of Promiscuous: 'Portnoy's Complaint' and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness.

Promiscuous: 'Portnoy's Complaint' and Our Doomed Pursuit of Happiness.

Avishai, Bernard.

A perceptive and exuberant assesment of Philip Roth's notorious novel (yes we remember rea...

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Picture of Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology.

Battistella, Edwin L.

What makes a successful apology? This analyses public apologies of presidents, politicians...

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Picture of A Tranquil Star.

A Tranquil Star.

Levi, Primo.

We know Levi’s writing from his outstandingly beautiful and moving works on the Holocaust....

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Picture of Towns in the Great Desert: New and Selected Poems.

Towns in the Great Desert: New and Selected Poems.

Boyle, Peter.

A significant addition to the corpus of a major Australian poet, these poems make a signif...

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Picture of Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Bradbury, Ray.

It is an exciting rite-of-passage story by one of the world’s most famous authors of fanta...

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Picture of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency.

McCall Smith, Alexander.

Wayward daughters; missing husbands; philandering partners; curious conmen; if you've got ...

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Picture of Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature.

Love, Sex, Death and Words: Surprising Tales from a Year in Literature.

Sutherland, John and Fender, Stephen.

Arranged by days of the year, book-lovers everywhere can enjoy bits and pieces from litera...

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History of the Rain.

Williams, Niall.

Ruth Swain is 19 years old and bed-bound in her attic room beneath the rain. She goes in s...

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Picture of Across the Hellespont: A Literary Guide to Turkey.

Across the Hellespont: A Literary Guide to Turkey.

Stoneman, Richard.

Turkey has been an alluring and sometimes challenging destination for westerners throughou...

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Man of Letters: Dog Rock 3.

Foster, David.

The third and final volume in the Dog Rock trilogy, completing David Foster's comic vision...

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Picture of Sunset on Santorini.

Sunset on Santorini.

Foster, David.

A poetic account of a trip by the poet to the island of Santorini. Also known as Thera, th...

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