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  • MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    SEVENTH EDITION
    ISBN: 9781742619828
    Title: MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    Author: SEVENTH EDITION
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to adapt to reflect Australian English. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians. The richness of Macquarie distilled into a compact format, the Concise meets the needs of the general reader in a book which is accessible, portable and easy-to-use.

    The Seventh Edition features:
    - hundreds of new words and definitions such as Bechdel test, fat-shame, freecycle, lane filtering, robopoll
    - words relating to technology, the internet and social media, such as big data, cyberwarrior, digital tattoo, domotics, dox, listicle, live-tweet, smart buoy
    - words and phrases from regional Australia, such as early minute, four-pointer, mufti day, Stobie pole
    - illustrative phrases which clearly show how a word is used in context
    - extensive usage notes
    - etymologies

    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $59.99

    Price: $59.99
  • MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    SEVENTH EDITION
    ISBN: 9781742619835
    Title: MACQUARIE CONCISE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    Author: SEVENTH EDITION
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Macquarie Concise Dictionary, like its parent dictionary, continues to adapt to reflect Australian English. It is both international and uniquely Australian, making it the standard dictionary for all Australians. The richness of Macquarie distilled into a compact format, the Concise meets the needs of the general reader in a book which is accessible, portable and easy-to-use.

    The Seventh Edition features:
    - hundreds of new words and definitions such as Bechdel test, fat-shame, freecycle, lane filtering, robopoll
    - words relating to technology, the internet and social media, such as big data, cyberwarrior, digital tattoo, domotics, dox, listicle, live-tweet, smart buoy
    - words and phrases from regional Australia, such as early minute, four-pointer, mufti day, Stobie pole
    - illustrative phrases which clearly show how a word is used in context
    - extensive usage notes
    - etymologies

    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $49.99

    Price: $49.99
  • MACQUARIE CONCISE THESAURUS
    MACQUARIE CONCISE THESAURUS
    2ND EDITION
    ISBN: 9781876429621
    Title: MACQUARIE CONCISE THESAURUS
    Author: 2ND EDITION
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $49.95
    Price: $49.95
  • MACQUARIE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    MACQUARIE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    7TH EDITION
    ISBN: 9781742619811
    Title: MACQUARIE DICTIONARY - Seventh Edition
    Author: 7TH EDITION
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Since the Macquarie Dictionary was first published in 1981, its reputation as Australia's national dictionary has gone from strength to strength. It is now nationally and internationally regarded as the standard reference on Australian English.

    A comprehensive and up-to-date account of our variety of English, it not only includes all those words and senses peculiar to Australian English, but also those common to the whole English-speaking world.

    The Seventh Edition features:

    · a comprehensive record of English as it is used in Australia, with evidence from corpus data, including Macquarie's own corpus of Australian English, Ozcorp
    · thousands of new words and senses, such as grandcare, rumbler alarm, fitspiration, modest wear, cool burn, freecycle, grolar bear, digital tattoo, listicle, captain's call, robopoll, vamping, spiraliser and slackpacking
    · illustrative phrases, many from Australian literature, which clearly show how a word is used in context
    · words and phrases from regional Australia, such as boondie, prickly jack, bungarra, dragon's teeth and goose club
    · words, both formal and informal, that date back to the Australian military experience of WW1, such as gezumpher, bullring and green envelope
    · extensive usage notes
    · etymologies of words and phrases
    · foreword by Kate Grenville, international award-winning Australian author

    Imprint: MACQUARIE LIBRARY
    RRP: $120.00

    Price: $120.00
  • MAKING SENSE : The Glamorous Story of English Grammar
    MAKING SENSE : The Glamorous Story of English Grammar
    CRYSTAL DAVID
    ISBN: 9781781256015
    Title: MAKING SENSE : The Glamorous Story of English Grammar
    Author: CRYSTAL DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The world's best-known authority on the English language reveals the secrets and subtleties of its grammar.

    David Crystal explains grammar's rules and irregularities, shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls, and explores its history and varieties. He gives practical guidance on how grammar may be used for different purposes and in different settings. He provides a series of insights into the stages by which children acquire grammar and shows how this can be used to guide its early instruction. He casts a mordant eye on what learned people have said about English grammar over the centuries and what they continue to say now. People have always been uneasy about points of grammar and worried that what they say may not always be what they mean. Grammar is complex but, Professor Crystal shows, it need not be daunting: the more we understand it, he argues, the more sense we shall make.

    Making Sense is as entertaining as it is instructive. David Crystal unites investigations of its nature, variations, history, learning, and teaching with a host of practical advice. Like its three companion volumes it will appeal to everyone interested in the English language and how to use it.

    Imprint: PROFILE BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS
    MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS
    DE HAMEL CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9780241003046
    Title: MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE MANUSCRIPTS
    Author: DE HAMEL CHRISTOPHER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is rather like meeting a very famous person. We may all pretend that a well-known celebrity is no different from anyone else, and yet there is an undeniable thrill in actually meeting and talking to a person of world stature.

    The idea for this book, which is entirely new, is to invite the reader into an intimate conversation with a selection of the most famous manuscripts in existence, and to let each of those manuscripts illuminate the Middle Ages and sometimes the modern world too. Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts invites the reader to accompany the author on exclusive private visits to a dozen very varied collections, in different parts of the world, to discover twelve great manuscripts and to explore their historical and intellectual significance.

    Imprint: ALLEN LANE
    RRP: $69.99

    Price: $69.99
  • MODERN AUSTRALIAN USAGE
    MODERN AUSTRALIAN USAGE
    HUDSON NICHOLAS
    ISBN: 9781760111557
    Title: MODERN AUSTRALIAN USAGE
    Author: HUDSON NICHOLAS
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Why have a guide to using language when you can look it up on the internet? Because you often can't find a clear or reliable answer. Nicholas Hudson's wonderfully comprehensive and practical compendium on the English language will tell you what you need to know...Should you use 'lay' or 'lie'? How do you use a semicolon correctly? What's a willy-willy? The difference between a town and a city, or a boat and a ship? In his witty and pithy entries, Nicholas Hudson identifies commonly confused terms. He explains how to use the key elements of English grammar and punctuation to convey the meaning you intend. He highlights distinctively Australian usage and terms, and reflects the impact of digital technologies on writing and publishing...Modern Australian Usage should be on the desk of every writer who wants to expand their understanding of our rich and frustrating language... 'A comprehensive usage guide based on great knowledge, experience and love of language... immensely readable...' - Susan Butler, The Editor, Macquarie Dictionary..'Insightful and original observations on Australian usage: an essential read for all lovers of language' - Kate Burridge, Professor of Linguistics, Monash University

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • MORE ALIVE AND LESS LONLEY : On Books and Writers
    MORE ALIVE AND LESS LONLEY : On Books and Writers
    LETHEM JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9781612196039
    Title: MORE ALIVE AND LESS LONLEY : On Books and Writers
    Author: LETHEM JONATHAN
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A readerly wake-up call from one of America's finest and most acclaimed working writers. Picking up where his NBCC Award finalist collection The Ecstasy of Influence left off, More Alive and Less Lonely collects more than a decade of Lethem's finest writing on writing, with new and previously unpublished material, including- impassioned appeals for forgotten writers and overlooked books, razor-sharp essays, and personal accounts of his most extraordinary literary encounters and discoveries. Only Lethem, with his love of cult favorites and the canon alike, can write with equal insight about the stories of modern masters like Lorrie Moore and Salman Rushdie, graphic novelist Chester Brown, science fiction outlier Philip K. Dick, and classic icons like Moby-Dick. Edited by novelist Christopher Boucher (Golden Delicious), More Alive and Less Lonely deserves a place on every serious reader's bookshelf. Lethem's joyful approach to literature will inspire you to dive back into your favorite books and then point you towards what to read next.

    Imprint: MELVILLE HOUSE
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • NOVEL OF THE CENTURY : The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables
    NOVEL OF THE CENTURY : The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables
    BELLOS DAVID
    ISBN: 9781846144707
    Title: NOVEL OF THE CENTURY : The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Miserables
    Author: BELLOS DAVID
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d'état and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published, and set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. Placing a century of scholarship into narrative form and packed full of information about the background and design of Les Misérables, this biography of a masterpiece nonetheless insists that the moral and social message of Hugo's ever-popular novel is just as important for our century as it was for its own.

    Imprint: PARTICULAR BOOKS
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • ON CONAN DOYLE OR THE WHOLE ART OF STORYTELLING
    ON CONAN DOYLE OR THE WHOLE ART OF STORYTELLING
    DIRDA MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780691164120
    Title: ON CONAN DOYLE OR THE WHOLE ART OF STORYTELLING
    Author: DIRDA MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars - the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups. Combining memoir and appreciation, On Conan Doyle is a highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes's creator, as well as a rare insider's account of the curiously delightful activities and playful scholarship of The Baker Street Irregulars. On Conan Doyle is a much-needed celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle's genius for every kind of storytelling.

    Imprint: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRES
    RRP: $36.99

    Price: $36.99
  • ON THE ART OF READING
    ON THE ART OF READING
    QUILLER-COUCH ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9780521736831
    Title: ON THE ART OF READING
    Author: QUILLER-COUCH ARTHUR
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944), who often published under the pen-name of 'Q', was one of the giants of early twentieth-century literature and literary criticism. A novelist and poet who was also a Professor of English, he helped to form the literary tastes of generations of literary students and scholars who came after him. The freshness, enthusiasm and intellectual insight of his work is still evident in his writings nearly a century on. Cambridge University Press is delighted to reissue some of his key texts in this new edition.

    Imprint: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • ON THE ART OF WRITING
    ON THE ART OF WRITING
    QUILLER-COUCH ARTHUR
    ISBN: 9780521736824
    Title: ON THE ART OF WRITING
    Author: QUILLER-COUCH ARTHUR
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944), who often published under the pen-name of 'Q', was one of the giants of early twentieth-century literature and literary criticism. A novelist and poet who was also a Professor of English, he helped to form the literary tastes of generations of literary students and scholars who came after him. The freshness, enthusiasm and intellectual insight of his work is still evident in his writings nearly a century on. Cambridge University Press is delighted to reissue some of his key texts in this new edition.

    Imprint: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY
    RRP: $49.95

    Price: $49.95
  • OXFORD THESAURUS OF ENGLISH
    OXFORD THESAURUS OF ENGLISH
    THIRD REVISED EDITION
    ISBN: 9780199560813
    Title: OXFORD THESAURUS OF ENGLISH
    Author: THIRD REVISED EDITION
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Developed using evidence from the Oxford English Corpus, this fully revised text offers more up-to-date and complete coverage of synonyms and antonyms than any other A-Z thesaurus. Increased coverage now includes hundreds of new phrases and idioms, and newly selected examples of real English showing how words are used, and helping to guide you to the right meaning. New features include the Word Toolkit which helps you choose the best word matches based on evidence from the Oxford English Corpus. In addition, the popular Word Link feature points you to related words. Look up 'sleep' and find the words 'sedative', 'hypnotic', and 'soporific', and find related prefixes. The redesigned centre section provides convenient lists of words by topic, from society and religion, to fashion and technology, in addition to lists of foreign, and archaic words and phrases. An invaluable resource for puzzlers, or anyone wishing to broaden their vocabulary. The Oxford Thesaurus of English is ideal for anyone who wants a comprehensive and authoritative thesaurus of current English, for use by writers and editors, students, and crossword and puzzle solvers at work or at home. Explore our language resources on oxforddictionaries.com, Oxford's home for dictionaries and language reference. Updated regularly with the latest changes to words and meanings, the site provides hundreds of thousands of definitions, synonyms, and pronunciations in a range of languages. Access the highest quality language content, built from our extensive research, for free on your desktop or device.

    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $76.99

    Price: $76.99
  • PLAIN WORDS
    PLAIN WORDS
    GOWERS ERNEST / GOWERS REBECCA
    ISBN: 9780241960349
    Title: PLAIN WORDS
    Author: GOWERS ERNEST / GOWERS REBECCA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'Be short, be simple, be human.'

    This classic work is the quintessential guide to writing good clear English. Now updated in a new edition, but with all its original charm, it offers indispensable advice on everything from the correct use of semicolons to avoiding clichés and jargon. It is a vital resource for anyone who wants to write in a strong, plain style, and who recoils from words such as 'operationalisation'.

    'Vastly informative and indispensable.' Bill Bryson

    'Who should read this book? Anyone who writes'. Russell Davies, The Oldie

    'Wit, humanity and common sense . . . his central advice should be taped to the screen of anyone sitting down at a computer keyboard.' Michael Skapinker, Financial Times

    'One thing that makes Gowers such an engaging figure is that he isn't prissy, priggish or prim. As far as he is concerned, language is a living thing that is constantly changing - and this is just as it should be.' John Preston,Sunday Telegraph



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • QUID PRO QUO : What the Romans Really Gave the English Language
    QUID PRO QUO : What the Romans Really Gave the English Language
    JONES PETER
    ISBN: 9781782399315
    Title: QUID PRO QUO : What the Romans Really Gave the English Language
    Author: JONES PETER
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A surprising, witty and entertaining journey through the Latin roots of the English language, by the bestselling author of Veni Vidi Vici and Eureka!


    In this original and highly accessible book, Peter Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the highways and byways of Roman life and culture, telling the amazing stories behind the original Latin meanings and uses of hundreds of our everyday words.

    Taking in every aspect of the ancient world, including science, religion, military matters, politics and literature, Jones shows just how much the English language owes to the ancient Romans and the role Latin has played in the creation of our vast vocabulary.

    Imprint: ATLANTIC BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • REDEEMING THE KAMASUTRA
    REDEEMING THE KAMASUTRA
    DONIGER WENDY
    ISBN: 9780190499280
    Title: REDEEMING THE KAMASUTRA
    Author: DONIGER WENDY
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: OXFORD
    RRP: $30.99

    Price: $30.99
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