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Made In America by Bill Bryson (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Bill Bryson's "Informal History of the English Language in the United States" is, in a word, fascinating. After reading this tour de force, it's clear that a nation's language speaks volumes... read more


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The Complete Prophecies (Wordsworth Reference) by Nostradamus (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

ll/203-7259132-4752702">All Editions Would you like to update product info? Reviews Synopsis Who... read more


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The Nicomachean Ethics (Penguin Classics) by Aristotle (More from this author). Added: In the last 24 hours new

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, based on lectures that he gave in Athens in the fourth century BCE, is one of the most significant works in moral philosophy, and has profoundly influenced the whole... read more


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The Darwin Awards: The Official Darwin Awards: 180 Bizarre True Stories Of How Dumb Humans Have Met Their Maker by Wendy Northcutt (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Warning: The Darwin Awards are not for the tenderhearted. The vastly popular Web site, now a book, recognizes "individuals who ensure the long-term survival of our species by removing themselves from... read more


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The Complete Prose (Picador Thirty) by Woody Allen (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Born in 1935, Allen Stewart Konigsberg (better known as Woody Allen) is today one of the most influential figures in cinema. He has written and directed such memorable films as Annie Hall and... read more


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All In One Basket: Nest Eggs By by Deborah Devonshire (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Entertaining, instructive, thought-provoking and hilarious, the unmistakeable voice of Deborah Devonshire rings out of this volume which combines her two collections of 'occasional' writings - Home... read more


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Snake Oil And Other Preoccupations by John Diamond, et al (More from this author). Added: In the last week

Author of Snake Oil, John Diamond, believed journalism to be an ephemeral thing: "If I wanted to write for posterity's sake, I'll start another unfinishable book." Sadly, he did. At the time of his... read more


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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 week

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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The World According To Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Jeremy Clarkson, shares his opinions on just about everything in The World According to Clarkson. Jeremy Clarkson has seen rather more of the world than most. He has, as they say, been around a bit.... read more


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Autobiographical Writings by Hermann Hesse (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Hermann Hesse 1877-1962 was a Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. In 1946 he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass Bead Game ,... read more


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Travels In Hyperreality: Essays (Picador Books) by Umberto Eco (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Umberto Eco, profound social critic and novelist, does that voodoo that he does so well once again. Don't let the title fool you. This is not the science fiction novel one might expect it to be.... read more


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The Mystery Of Things by A.C. Grayling (More from this author). Added: In the last month

'Human genius has done much, and promises much, in the way of removing the mystery from many things in our world; at the same time it recognises and honours the mystery in things too.' In this... read more


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The Consolations Of Philosophy by Alain De Botton (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Flushed with the success of How Proust Can Change Your Life, philosophical agony uncle Alain de Botton once more matches his precocious talents to addressing the anxieties of modern life with... read more


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A Little Knowledge: What Archimedes Really Meant And 80 Other Key Ideas Explained by Michael Macrone (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Why did Archimedes jump from his bath and run naked through the streets shouting 'Eureka!'? What is a quantum and where does it leap? Do you know your id from your ego? Does God play dice? This books... read more


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QI: Advanced Banter by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson (More from this author). Added: In the last month

'The Worcestershire Sauce of conversation.' Stephen Fry A really good quotation book - one which gathered the truest and funniest insights of the best minds, and organised them into more than 400... read more


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Red Herrings And White Elephants by Albert Jack (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Mad hatter . . . pie in the sky . . . egg on your face. We use these phrases every day, yet how many of us know what they really mean or where they came from? From bringing home the bacon to leaving... read more


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Talk To The Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness Of Everyday Life (or Six Good Reasons To Stay Home And Bolt The Door) by Lynne Truss (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Editorial Reviews Amazon.comLynne Truss is the pundit of pet peeves. She's taken on the ignorance of basic grammar with Eats, Shoots & Leaves, now she bravely rallies against the ... read more


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Quirkology: The Curious Science Of Everyday Lives by Prof. Richard Wiseman (More from this author). Added: In the last month

Ever wondered why bad musicians always win the Eurovision Song Contest, or how incompetent politicians get elected? You need some Quirkology in your life. While other scientists beaver away on... read more


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I Can't Stay Long by Laurie Lee (More from this author). Added: In the last month

'They are memorials to times and countries whose best is probably past and gone . . . I was lucky to have known them when I did, before darkness began to fall from the air.'In this much-loved volume,... read more


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The Child That Books Built by Francis Spufford (More from this author). Added: In the last month

In this extended love letter to children's books and the wonders they perform, Francis Spufford makes a confession: books were his mother, his father, his school. Reading made him who he is. To... read more