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An introduction to English grammar
Our Price: £41.70
An Introduction to English Grammar provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of English grammar. The first part of the book ('The Grammar') pro...
Literature of the Gaelic landscape
Our Price: £18.42
From the comfort of an armchair androm the comfort of an armchair and with the aid of this book, the reader can travel to the Breadalbane and Argyll of Duncan Ban Macintyre; the Skye and Raasay of Sorley Maclean; and the Caithness and Sutherland of Neil M. Gunn. Photographs, maps and place-names linked to key passages in the texts will immerse read

The elements of eloquence
Our Price: £9.69
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON.   'An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of...
Quid pro quo
Our Price: £9.69
Did you know that the word 'prestige' derives from the Latin word for 'illusion'? Or that 'infantry' stems from a Latin word meaning one who could not...

Tip of the tongue
Our Price: £7.75
A thoughtful and deeply personal book by master theatre-maker Peter Brook, described by the Independent as 'our greatest living theatre director'. In...
English compounds and their spelling
Our Price: £82.45
Anyone writing texts in English is constantly faced with the unavoidable question whether to use open spelling (drinking fountain), hyphenation (far-o...

The horologicon
Our Price: £9.69
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. 'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' Roland White, S...
The adventure of English
Our Price: £10.66
'Melvyn Bragg's superb new history of the English language is told as an adventure story, and rightly so. There is much splendid intellectual firepowe...

The yield
Our Price: £14.54
WINNER OF THE MILES FRANKLIN AWARD 2020An exquisitely written, heartbreaking and hopeful novel of culture, language, tradition, suffering and empowerm...
Statistical analyses for language testing
Our Price: £38.79
Provides a step-by-step approach to the most useful statistical analyses for language test developers and researchers using IBM SPSS, Winsteps and Fac...

Coming home
Our Price: £12.60
'Some part of me believed I would become a more complete person if I spoke Irish, more in tune with my roots, my identity, my very being.'? 'I was o...
The horologicon
Our Price: £8.72
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON. 'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' Roland White, S...

The adventure of English
Our Price: £14.54
REISSUED AS A SCEPTRE 30TH CLASSIC, with a new afterword by the author.English is the collective work of millions of people throughout the ages. It is...
The Cambridge introduction to Sanskrit
Our Price: £28.12
Ideal for courses in beginning Sanskrit or self-study, this textbook employs modern, tried-and-tested pedagogical methods and tools, but requires no p...

Stories of daily life from the Roman world
Our Price: £12.99
What did Roman children do first when they arrived at school in the morning? What excuse for missing school could be counted on to stave off a whippin...
Kicking the bucket at the drop of a hat
Our Price: £7.75
A fascinating collection of the many unusual and vibrant phrases that adorn our language, looking at their origins and meanings. Don't be down in the ...

Language change
Our Price: £27.99
How and why do languages change? Where does the evidence of language change come from? How do languages begin and end? This introduction to language c...
The F***ing History of Swearing
Our Price: £12.60
This book is a bold and expressively designed treasure trove of information about the history of swearing. With its bold and expressive design, The F*...

Oxford dictionary of proverbs
Our Price: £9.99
This unique and authoritative dictionary contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, utilizing the latest research from the Oxfor...
Hellenistic and biblical Greek
Our Price: £31.03
This Hellenistic Greek reader is designed for students who have completed one or more years of Greek and wish to improve their reading ability and gai...

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