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Oxford Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

Searching for Synonyms (words similar in meaning) and Antonyms (words that mean the opposite) in this dictionary ...

18/07/2014

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Improve Your Written English

A book that explains how grammar works with an emphasis on how you should use it in writing. Early chapters are ...

24/03/2014

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Haggard Hawks and Paltry Poltroons

This book features fifty English words (most of them very common) each with brief details of its history, plus ...

24/03/2014

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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

First published in 1995, the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations is now in its fifth edition and with a new ...

06/01/2014

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Swearing Like A Trooper

MJ Trow's book sets the bad language of the war in its historical context (it is subtitled Rude Slang of the ...

06/01/2014

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Oxford A-Z of English Usage

Here we have the complete alphabetised guide to tricky questions of English usage, starting with the indefinite ...

06/01/2014

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Oxford A-Z of Grammar and Punctuation

This grammar book is written in clear simple language and gives you a straightforward and easy to understand guide ...

13/11/2013

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Plain English

Martin Cutts founded the Plain English Campaign over thirty years ago, and this fourth edition published by Oxford ...

13/09/2013

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The Oxford History of English

This revised Oxford History of English traces the history of English right back to its Indo-European origins and ...

12/12/2012

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Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

The famous Oxford Dictionary of Quotations has 20,000 entries. Now the latest edition of the Little Oxford ...

25/11/2012

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Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

Everything your dictionary doesn't tell you in an exploration of language, culture, myth and legend. It's all in ...

13/11/2012

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OK

OK – the book that charts the rise of the word OK from its inception to its current standing as perhaps the most ...

13/11/2012

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