Language and Literature

Picture of Silent Noon.

Silent Noon.

Kent, Trilby.

Set in a remote boys boarding school in 1953, scholarship pupil Barney Holland is shunned ...

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Do-It-Yourself Brain Surgery and Other Implausibly Titled Books.

Rickett, Joel.

This has come our way once before, under the title How to Avoid Huge Ships

. It conce...

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The Mystery Woman.

Quick, Amanda.

Another novel in the Ladies of Lantern Street

series, it is set in Victorian London ...

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Picture of Leave it to Psmith.

Leave it to Psmith.

Wodehouse, P.G.

Lady Constance Keeble, sister of Lord Emsworth of Blandings Castle has a valuable diamond ...

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Picture of Movers and Shakers: A Chronology of Words That Shaped Our Age.

Movers and Shakers: A Chronology of Words That Shaped Our Age.

Ayto, John.

For each decade from 1900 on an introductory essay identifies the main historical, cultura...

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O Pioneers!

Cather, Willa.

Alexandra Bergson is an astute, independent young woman whose passion for the Nebraska pra...

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Picture of Gallimaufry: A Hodgepodge of Our Vanishing Vocabulary.

Gallimaufry: A Hodgepodge of Our Vanishing Vocabulary.

Quinion, Michael.

He begins by saying that when he was young he used to catch trains at a railway station...

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Picture of The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale.

The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale.

Conrad, Joseph.

Includes an excellent introduction by John Lyon. First published in 1907 it is set in Lond...

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Picture of Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language.

Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language.

Crystal, David.

Britain's leading linguistic investigator examines the legacy of the language of the King ...

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Words, Words, Words.

Crystal, David.

We love

this celebration of what we say and how we say it. Prof Crystal takes us on ...

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Picture of The Aeneid.

The Aeneid.

Virgil.

Written more than 2,000 years ago, it tells the story of Aeneas' 7-year journey from the r...

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Picture of Here and Now: Letters 2008-2011.

Here and Now: Letters 2008-2011.

Auster, Paul and Coetzee, J.M.

Over the course of four years the two writers share their philosophies on the nature of th...

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