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  • Mark Forsyth
    Mark Forsyth's `sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegrap...
  • The Etymologicon (Paperback)
    Mark Forsyth
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  • Adam Jacot de Boinod
    A compendium that includes three of the author's acclaime...
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  • You Say Potato (Hardback)
    Ben Crystal, David Crystal
    An authoritative, entertaining book about our accents, an...
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    Mark Forsyth
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  • Tamil (Hardback)
    David Shulman
    Spoken by eighty million people, Tamil is one of the grea...
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  • Lingo (Paperback)
    Gaston Dorren, Jonathan B...
    Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen t...
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  • Accidence Will Happen (Paperback)
    Oliver Kamm
    THE TIMES columnist Oliver Kamm takes on the pedants in t...
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    Gaston Dorren, Jonathan B...
    Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen t...
  • Bill Oddie, Thomas Bewick
    Featuring songbirds, aquatic birds, birds of prey and gar...
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  • Chloe Rhodes
    Collective nouns are one of the most charming oddities of...
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  • Authorisms (Hardback)
    Paul Dickson
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  • Alan Connor
    In the century since its birth, the crossword has evolved...
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  • John Murray
    A comprehensive field guide to the Gaelic landscape.
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  • Alphabetical (Hardback)
    Michael Rosen
    From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 2...
  • The Horologicon (Paperback)
    Mark Forsyth
    Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, be...
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  • As Right as Rain (Hardback)
    Caroline Taggart
    The English language is littered with linguistic quirks, ...