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How The Irish Invented Slang: The Secret Language Of The Crossroads (Counterpunch) by Daniel Cassidy (More from this author). Added: In the last week

In a series of lively essays, this pioneering book proves that US slang has its strongest wellsprings in nineteenth-century Irish America. "Jazz" and "poker," "sucker" and "scam" all derive from... read more


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Mother Tongue: The English Language by Bill Bryson (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Who would have thought that a book about the English language would be so entertaining? Certainly not this grammar-allergic reviewer, but The Mother Tongue pulls it off admirably. Bill ... read more


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Spilling The Beans On The Cat's Pyjamas: Popular Expressions - What They Mean And Where We Got Them by Judy Parkinson (More from this author). Added: In the last month

How on earth did 'with bells on' come to express enthusiasm? Why is good health compared to a small stringed instrument? And what do pickles have to do with quandaries? This work provides us with the... read more


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Lost In Translation: Misadventures In English Abroad by Charlie Croker (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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Nil Desperandum by Eugene Ehrlich (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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Grammar For Grown-Ups: Everything You Need To Know But Never Learnt In School by Craig Shrives (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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Lost For Words: The Mangling And Manipulating Of The English Language by John Humphrys (More from this author). Added: In the last month

From empty cliche to meaningless jargon, dangling participle to sentences without verbs, the English language is reeling. It is under attack from all sides. Politicians dupe us with deliberately... read more


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Her Ladyship's Guide To The Queen's English by Caroline Taggart (More from this author). Added: In the last month

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Der Urfaust: Goethes Faust In Ursprünglicher Gestalt by Johann Wolfgang Goethe (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Die in ihren Anfängen bis auf die Straßburger Zeit des jungen Goethe zurückgehenden Szenen des "Urfaust" sind erst vor einem halben Jahrhundert wieder aufgefunden worden, merkwürdig genug: das... read more


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How Mumbo-jumbo Conquered The World: A Short History Of Modern Delusions by Francis Wheen (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

A big bestseller in the UK and right on about the U.S.: Francis Wheen's delightful "assault on all things irrational, inexplicable, dumb-headed and phony" (The Financial Times) What characterizes... read more


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Oxford-Hemus English-Bulgarian Dictionary by M. Klark, H. Stamenov (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

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Seeing Voices by Oliver Sacks (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

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My Father's Glory And My Mother's Castle (Picador Books) by Marcel Pagnol (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

Bathed in the warm clarity of the summer sun in Provence, Marcel Pagnol's childhood memories celebrate a time of rare beauty and delight.Called by Jean Renoir "the leading film artist of his age,"... read more


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Langenscheidt 30 Stunden Russisch by Josip Matesic (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

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Savoir Ecrire, Savoir Telephoner: Guide Pratique De La Correspondance et Du Telephone by J. P Colignon (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

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Le Ble En Herbe (J'ai Lu) by Colette (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

The author captures that precious, painful moment when childhood retreats at the onslaught of dawning knowledge and desire. Philippe and Venca are childhood friends. In the days and nights of late... read more


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Creative Writing (Teach Yourself: Writer's Library) by Dianne Doubtfire (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

Teach Yourself Creative Writing is the ideal handbook for every aspiring author. It covers all the main forms of writing--articles, short stories, poetry, plays, novels, and nonfiction--and features... read more


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Blue Eyed Salaryman: From World Traveller To Lifer At Mitsubishi by Niall Murtagh (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

Niall Murtagh spent years as a world traveler—hitchhiking in Istanbul, trekking in Patagonia, crossing the Atlantic in a home-built yacht. In 1986, he closed the door on his life of adventure to... read more


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Contatti 1: STDNTS BK: A First Course In Italian by Mariolina Freeth, Giuliana Checketts (More from this author). Added: In the last 3 months

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