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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
"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"
An authoritative and enlightening guide to the origins of over 16,000 English surnames and their development over the centuries. Different forms of names are cross-referenced for ease of use. Includes a fasinating historical and linguistic introduction to the subject, and an appendix on tracing the origins of family names.
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.
"This tribute to the Land of Welcomes captures the spirit of the Irish people in traditional blessings and classic verse. Featuring beautiful full-color photographs of the Emerald Isle, this inspiring"
Are you fed up losing at family board game nights? Do you want to learn how to destroy the competition? This book offers insider tips from preposterously overqualified experts on how to win a range of common family games, board games and more.
This dictionary has been compiled by a real author, rather than by computer, and is based on an in-depth analysis of 40 years of crossword clues. Each word listed has occurred as a crossword clue solution.
Collins Scrabble(TM) Lists will help you learn more words to improve your game, whether you're looking to become the next World Scrabble Champion or just to turn the tables on that friend or relation who always seems to beat you!