Think like a chess grandmaster . . . in just a year! Andrew Soltis has selected 365 short games to analyze, step by step, and arranged them as daily lessons for players who can't devote hours to study. Each one features test-yourself quizzes and diagrams for visual learners, while challenging tactics appear several times so you can learn how to use them to full advantage.
The late Ned Sherrin's personal choice of humorous quotations, from witty one-liners to the punchlines of sparkling anecdotes. Laugh at - and borrow! - gems from classic writers and humorists, from Oscar Wilde and Groucho Marx to Jerry Seinfeld and Russell Brand.
This brand-new edition of the Compact Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus is a great reference tool, combining a dictionary and thesaurus integrated into one volume, making it ideal for all your language needs.
Explains how all the different types of cryptic clue work and shows how to spot the tricks of the compiler's trade. This book also includes practice puzzles and handy lists of words and abbreviations that setters commonly use as their cryptic building blocks.
Four of the funniest recent episodes from the topical comedy show, presented by Miles Jupp2017 marked the 40th anniversary of The News Quiz, `the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio' and a guaranteed provider of headlines, punchlines and sparkling satirical wit.
This is the ultimate one-stop resource. Easy to use with the latest facts, figures and statistics on every conceivable subject - from science and technology to sport and culture, and religion and mythology.
With over 85,000 words to choose from, the 'Oxford Rhyming Dictionary' is quick and easy to use with a comprehensive index, with words in order by sound rather than alphabetically, according to how they are spoken rather than how they are spelt. You can find a gluey Drambuie, pastrami with tsunami, or a Salt Lake City subcommittee.
A comprehensive, single-volume encyclopaedia. Over 12,000 entries cover science, technology, the arts, politics, sports, and geography. Suitable for family reference, students, and a handy desk reference for professionals.
Lists superstitions, both common and obscure. These include divinations, spells, cures, charms, signs and omens, rituals and taboos. Each superstition is placed in context through quotes that offer a picture of usage, history, and evolution. This fascinating dictionary is meant for those with an interest in superstitions.
Designed to offer both a reference for spelling and also a guide to recommended word breaks for line endings in printed text, whether on paper or in electronic form. This book gives guidance on spelling and form, including capitalization, hyphenation of compounds, UK and US spelling, and irregular inflections. It is useful for writers and editors.
Providing a description of the English language, this electronic version gives the user access to over 240,000 words, phrases, and definitions. This CD-ROM offers useful appendices, a Guide to Good English, and interactive word games, with spoken pronunciations for thousands of words. It also includes a Word Histories feature.
This is a new and fully revised edition of the world's best-selling, most practical pocket English dictionary, with a new, open text design to make it even more user friendly. This title replaces ISBN 0-19-860571-4.
The popular and lively guide to the language of evasion, hypocrisy, prudery, and deceit. Organized in A-Z format, with thematic index - and now including short articles on fruitful areas of euphemistic language, such as business and commerce, death, sex, and the human body.
This updated collection offers a vivid picture of the world in the 20th and 21st centuries against a backdrop of landmark events. From Catherine Tate and The Simpsons, to Mother Teresa and Winston Churchill, here are the key voices of our time. An authoritative look-up reference, and an enjoyable source for browsing: the perfect gift.
This revised edition of the world-famous Concise Oxford English Dictionary presents the most accurate picture of English today. It has been updated with hundreds of new words, and contains a brand-new browsable centre section featuring fascinating vocabulary as well as an 'English Uncovered' supplement.
Featuring more than 90,000 facts from 240 fields of interest, this pocket-sized guide to important general knowledge covers everything from national holidays to Nobel Prize winners and includes biographies for more than 1,400 prominant people. Original.
A guide to understanding "The Times" crossword, this book provides advice on how to tackle the crossword and how to read the clues so that you can find the solution. The meaning behind cryptic clues is deconstructed and examples of other clues and structures are provided.
With colour entry words, Collins Essential English Dictionary is the perfect language tool for every situation. The helpful usage notes, and practical supplement created in partnership with Microsoft Office(t), makes this hardback dictionary ideal for office use.
The ideal quick reference for everyday use. The practical layout offers two books in one, with matching dictionary and thesaurus entries on the same page, plus many other features to help enrich your language skills.
Covering each of the show's four rounds - Connections, Sequences, the Connecting Wall and Missing Vowels - and with introductions from presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell, here is your chance to put your own sleuthing and quizzical knowledge to the Only Connect test.
The 2017 Private Eye Annual present's the year's best cartoons, jokes and spoofs from the UK's best selling and most successful satirical magazine. Illustrated in colour throughout with cartoons, sketches and photo-bubbles.
This edition of the Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary is fully updated with thousands of new words, updated cultural notes, and sample utility bills, bank statements, and rent agreements, for anyone who needs help with daily life in France. It is ideal for students at advanced level and beyond, and is especially useful for the language student abroad, or the second home owner.
With over 750 authoritative entries covering all areas of critical theory, this dictionary is an essential reference work for anyone needing a clear guide to theory, from feminism to globalization, from Marxism to psychoanalysis. This edition is fully revised and updated.
In this parody of the children's classic, a very thirsty vampire drinks his way through a variety of beverages, from beer to smoothies, and consults with his fellow bloodsuckers before quenching his thirst. Includes die-cut board pages and a pop-up illustration.
This follow-up to the successful "Visual Aid" delves deeper into the factual world, looking at the informative, useful, and quirky things that people have been told, may have once known, or probably should know. Illustrations throughout.
Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? Why can't we live forever? Children ask the most interesting and challenging questions. But how are we supposed to answer them? This book answers all these questions.
Features a selection of 1,342 facts such as: trees sleep at night; Google searches for 'How to put on a condom' peak at 10.28pm; there is no word for time in any Aboriginal language; Scotland has 421 words for snow; Emoji is the fastest growing language in history; and, astronauts wear belts to stop their trousers falling up.