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Times Killer Su Doku Book 9: 150 lethal Su Doku puzzles

Paperback, 28/03/2013, £6.99
The latest volume in the hugely popular Killer Su Doku series from the puzzles suppliers to the Times, featuring the highest-quality puzzles with an extra element of arithmetic.

Times Fiendish Su Doku Book 10: 200 challenging Su Doku puzzles

Paperback, 12/01/2017, £6.99
The latest title in The Times Fiendish Su Doku series - previously unpublished quality Su Doku puzzles from the puzzle providers to the Times.

365 Chess Master Lessons

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £16.99
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.

Pocket Oxford English Dictionary 11ed

Hardback, 09/05/2013, £10.99
"Based on the New Oxford dictionary of English"--Preface.

Penguin Book of Puzzles

Paperback, 02/11/2017, £12.99

News Quiz: The Best of 2017: The topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show

02/11/2017, £13.25
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.

Bletchley Park Brainteasers

Paperback, 19/10/2017, £12.99
Put your brain to the test with never-before-seen mind benders, riddles and puzzles inspired by the code breakers of Bletchley Park.

Monkman And Seagull Quiz Book

Paperback, 27/10/2017, £12.99

Oxford Hachette French Dictionary 4ed

Hardback, 10/05/2007, £35.00
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.

Solve it Like Sherlock: Test Your Powers of Reasoning Against Those of the World's Most Famous Detective

Hardback, 08/03/2018, £9.99
Pit your wits against the very best and see if you can Solve It Like Sherlock. Over twenty puzzling scenarios will drive you crazy and sharpen your logic and memory skills at the same time.

Oxford Picture Dictionary Second Edition: Monolingual (American English) Dictionary: Monolingual (American English) dictionary for teenage and adult students

Paperback, 06/03/2008, £26.50
4,000 words and phrases are organized thematically within 163 topics. Realistic illustrations and exercises are designed to build vocabulary and critical thinking skills. 13 bilingual editions available.

GCHQ Puzzle Book II

Paperback, 18/10/2018, £12.99

From Amourette to Zal: Bizarre and Beautiful Words from Europe: (For When English Just Won't Do)

Hardback, 03/09/2018, £9.99
A light-hearted jaunt around Europe via its bizarre and beautiful words

Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary

Paperback, 03/10/2018, £14.99
From nature to cultural appropriation, and from black to terror, the most important words in political and cultural debate have complicated and complex histories. Keywords for Today takes us deep into the history of these and other important words in the English language, helping us to better understand our contemporary world.

Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English: A corpus-based dictionary with CD-ROM which shows the most frequently used word combinations in British and American English

09/03/2009, £38.57
The Oxford Collocations Dictionary shows which words work together. It helps students express their ideas naturally and convincingly and is particularly useful for academic and report writing.


Paperback, 19/09/2019, £9.99

Oxford Large Print Dictionary 2e

Paperback, 09/08/2007, £14.99
A large print dictionary specially developed and designed with the help and support of RNIB.

Oxford Paperback Dictionary and Thesaurus

Paperback, 11/06/2009, £7.99
This brand-new edition of the Oxford Paperback Dictionary & Thesaurus is a great value product, combining a dictionary and thesaurus integrated in one volume, making it an ideal reference tool for all your language needs.

Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Paperback, 18/05/2018, £9.99
The creation of the first Oxford English Dictionary was an extraordinary endeavour, lasting over 70 years. In The Professor and the Madman, Simon Winchester recounted one fascinating episode; in The Meaning of Everything, he tells the whole story of the host of characters who carried out 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'.

Vintage Board Games: History and Entertainment from the Late 18th to the Beginning of the 20th Century

Hardback, 22/08/2019, £30.00
The printed board game reached new heights of beauty and ingenuity during the nineteenth century. The century began with a golden age for upmarket board games, finely engraved and often with glowing hand-colour.

Times Fiendish Su Doku Book 1: 200 challenging puzzles from The Times (The Times Fiendish)

Paperback, 20/03/2006, £6.99
A collection of 200 previously unpublished Fiendish Su Doku puzzles. Perfect for the expert solver in need of a constant supply of ultra-difficult puzzles. Guaranteed to provide hours of absorbing, brain-stretching entertainment.

Lonely Planet Croatian Phrasebook & Dictionary

Paperback, 01/04/2019, £4.99
Never be stuck for words with our extensive dictionary. Our phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases. Chat with the locals and discover their culture, a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience. Get more from your trip with easy-to-find phrases for every travel situation.

Big Questions from Little People ... Answered by Some Very Big People

Paperback, 04/05/2017, £8.99
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.

Gwynne's Latin

Hardback, 10/04/2014, £9.99
Suitable for anyone interested in learning Latin, this title helps you teach more Latin in half an hour than you would learn from years of being taught Latin at school. It includes a section on everyday Latin usage, which discusses all the Latin words and idioms we still use today, such as 'quid pro quo' and 'sui generis'.

Tequila Mockingbird

Hardback, 18/04/2013, £9.99
65 excellent cocktail recipes for the lovers of wit and classic novels.

Little Book of Language

Paperback, 01/03/2011, £9.99
From the first words of an infant to the peculiar modern dialect of text messaging, this book reveals language's myriad intricacies and quirks. It sheds light on the development of unique linguistic styles, the origins of obscure accents, and the search for the first written word.

QI: 1,342 Qi Facts to Leave You Flabbergasted

Hardback, 03/11/2016, £9.99
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.

Roget's Thesaurus

Paperback, 05/08/2004, £18.99
A reference work for those looking for help in order to write a letter, prepare a speech, solve a crossword, or write any manner of prose or poem. It includes various buzzwords and phrases, information about signs of the zodiac and the origins of familiar quotations.

Compact Oxford English Dictionary for Students

Paperback, 03/08/2006, £13.99
Comprehensive coverage of current English in a compact paperback edition with colour design, together with a special section, specifically tailored to the needs of students, offering advice on essays and dissertations, research, and note-taking, and help with basic English grammar.

Card Games to Play

Paperback, 01/11/2015, £5.99
A comprehensive guide featuring the rules to 50+ card games with simple, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Includes Whist, Rummy, Pontoon and Chase the Ace. Also defines card-playing terminology, such as the names of the suits and words like 'hand', 'deal', 'discard' and 'stock'.

Secrets of Serenity: A Treasury of Inspiration

Hardback, 08/02/1996, £3.50
"For thousands of years, mankind has searched for enlightenment and inner peace. This small book unlocks the door on the wisdom of the ages, from 12th century B.C. Egyptian writer Amenemope and the Dal"

Barrel of Monkeys: A Compendium of Collective Nouns for Animals

Hardback, 11/09/2015, £9.99
Featuring pets, farmyard animals, big cats and wild beasts, this beautifully presented book is the perfect gift for animal lovers and all those with an interest in this quirky linguistic tradition.

Times Killer Su Doku Book 12

Paperback, 11/02/2016, £6.99
The latest volume in the hugely popular Killer Su Doku series from The Times, featuring the highest-quality puzzles with an extra element of arithmetic.

Oxford Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms 3ed

Paperback, 08/05/2014, £9.99
An essential point of reference for anyone wanting to widen their vocabulary, this dictionary offers more than 140,000 alternative and opposite words as well as thousands of real examples of usage from the Oxford English Corpus to help you find the word you need quickly and easily.

New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary 2ed

Paperback, 11/07/2013, £9.99
This invaluable resource contains rhymes for over 45,000 words presented in a clear and user-friendly layout. Features include a complete index, in-text notes, examples, creative writing tips, and a fascinating introduction giving a brief outline of the history of rhyming. A must-have for all writers.

English Humour for Beginners

Paperback, 02/06/2016, £8.99

QI: The Third Book of General Ignorance

Paperback, 25/08/2016, £9.99
Who invented the sandwich? What was the best thing before sliced bread? Who first ate frogs' legs? Which cat never changes its spots? This book gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme's 'General Ignorance' round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all.

Epitaphs: A Dying Art

Hardback, 31/05/2016, £9.99
Epitaphs are a unique artform. This book brings together over 250 epitaphs from cemeteries, churchyards, funerary monuments and historical records - spanning the centuries with the best and most intriguing examples of the final word.

Pocket Oxford Thesaurus 2ed

Hardback, 08/05/2008, £9.99
This new edition of the Pocket Oxford Thesaurus features over 230,000 synonyms and antonyms, to help you with all your everyday writing needs. This edition has been fully updated and contains new usage notes to help you avoid pitfalls when writing, and extra noun lists in the centre section

Oxford Mini Thesaurus

Paperback, 09/05/2013, £4.99
An easy-to-use thesaurus containing over 120,000 synonyms and antonyms.

QI: 1,339 QI Facts to Make Your Jaw Drop

Hardback, 07/11/2013, £9.99
Following the sensational success of 1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off, this title returns with a fresh stack of facts to astonish and enlighten: it is impossible to whistle in a spacesuit; Wagner always wore pink silk underwear; and, Rugby School's first official rugby kit in 1871 included a bow tie.

Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus 2ed

Hardback, 08/05/2008, £9.99
With dictionary and thesaurus entries combined for ease of use, and a fresh, clear design, the Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus provides quick solutions to everyday language queries.

QI: 1,411 QI Facts to Knock You Sideways

Hardback, 02/10/2014, £9.99
Features facts such as: Orchids can get jetlag; lizards can't walk and breathe at the same time; there are 177,147 ways to tie a tie; ladybird orgasms last for 30 minutes; traffic lights existed before cars; Sir Bruce Forsyth is four months older than sliced bread; and, the soil in your garden is 2 million years old.

QI: Advanced Banter

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £9.99
"You know 'that look' women get when they want sex? Me neither." (Steve Martin). "You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair." (Chinese proverb). This title features crisp one-liners, jokes, droll asides and universal truths collected over the years by the creators of QI.

Penguin Pocket English Dictionary

Paperback, 05/08/2004, £8.99
A pocket dictionary compiled by Britain's foremost lexicographers.

Little Oxford Thesaurus 3ed

Hardback, 27/04/2006, £7.99
An authoritative and up-to-date thesaurus, containing 140,000 alternative and opposite words, and a new Wordfinder centre section for vocabulary building and word games. Replaces ISBN 0-19-860461-0

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang 2ed

7, 11/02/2010, £10.99
Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

GCHQ Puzzle Book

Paperback, 20/10/2016, £12.99
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