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  • The List

    ‘A terrifyingly twisted and devious story' that will take your breath away

    by Carys Jones ...
    Five names on a list. The first two are dead.The third is yours.A rip-roaring, addictive, intense and emotional thriller for fans of Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware, Phoebe Morgan, CL Taylor and Lisa Jewell...* * * * * * *Beth Belmont runs every day, hard and fast on the trail near home. She knows every turn, every bump in the road. So when she spots something out of place - a slip of white pa... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Dictionary of Clichés

    A Word Lover's Guide to 4,000 Overused Phrases and Almost-Pleasing Platitudes

    The largest, most comprehensive, and most entertaining reference of its kind, The Dictionary of Clichés features more than four thousand unique clichés and common expressions. Author Christine Ammer explores the phrases and terms that enliven our language and uncovers expressions that have long been considered dead. With each entry, she includes a thorough definition, origin of the term, and an ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

    by Patrick Foote ...
    The bestselling reference that, “from the casually curious to etymology junkies . . . will have something for everyone.” —William C. Fox of the YouTube channel The Exploration with William C. FoxWhat is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between, you can learn the origins of these monikers. From ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Writer's Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos

    series The Writer's Lexicon
    You just read your manuscript and discovered that your characters nod like marionettes in every chapter. When they’re not nodding, they roll their eyes.Time to slash the Pinocchio strings and turn them into real people. Award-winning author Kathy Steinemann provides the tools. She cuts through the so-called rules and offers simple solutions.Too many repetitions of “little”? There’s a cure for that ... Read more

    $8.25 AUD

  • The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

    by John Koenig ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“It’s undeniably thrilling to find words for our strangest feelings…Koenig casts light into lonely corners of human experience…An enchanting book. “ —The Washington PostA truly original book in every sense of the word, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines emotions that we all feel but don’t have the words to express—until now.Have y... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Writer's Lexicon Volume II: More Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos

    series The Writer's Lexicon
    Why do you write? Perhaps you’re penning a memoir, fantasy, or romance. Maybe you’re writing a sci-fi series or creative nonfiction novel.At the receiving end will be readers who demand clarity. If you confuse them, you lose them. Learn how to capture their attention and keep them engaged. Discover when to bend or break the so-called “rules” and motivate everyone to finish “just one more chapter.” ... Read more

    $8.25 AUD

  • The Writer's Body Lexicon: Body Parts, Actions, and Expressions

    series The Writer's Lexicon
    Ordinary writers describe the body in order to evoke images in readers’ minds. Extraordinary writers leverage it to add elements such as tension, intrigue, and humor.The Writer’s Body Lexicon provides tools for both approaches.Kathy Steinemann provides a boggling number of word choices and phrases for body parts, organized under similar sections in most chapters:•Emotion Beats and Physical ... Read more

    $11.00 AUD

  • The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition

    The Elements of Style is a prescriptive American English writing style guide in numerous editions. The original was composed by William Strunk Jr., in 1918, and published by Harcourt, in 1920, comprising eight "elementary rules of usage", ten "elementary principles of composition", "a few matters of form", a list of 49 "words and expressions commonly misused", and a list of 57 "words often ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

  • Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart

    series Quick & Dirty Tips
    Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 40 million times. Now she's turning her attention to improving our vocabulary—one smart word at a time—with Grammar Girl's 101 Words to Sound Smart.Are you often stumped for the perfect way to say or write something? Do you find ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition

    A Collection of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful Words, Phrases, Praises, Insults, Idioms, and Literary Flourishes from Eras Past

    An A-to-Z reference featuring wonderful words and expressions from the past: “What a fun book!” —Kathleen Dunn, Wisconsin Public RadioHistory is positively brimming with rich language deserving of rejuvenation. This compendium gathers forgotten words, phrases, names, insults, and idioms, plus fascinating and funny anecdotes, etymologies, and occasions for modern use.Let’s Bring Back: The Lost ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Divided by a Common Language

    A Guide to British and American English

    This guide to the language differences between the United States and United Kingdom is “a fascinating collection full of all kinds of surprises” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).Taxi rank . . . toad in the hole . . . dustman . . . fancy dress . . . American visitors to London (or viewers of British TV shows) might be confused by these terms. But most Britons would be equally puzzled by words like ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Brave New Words: The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

    The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

    by Jeff Prucher ...
    The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, Brave New Words:The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction shows exactly how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It's a window on a whole genre of literature through the words invented and passed along by the genre's most talented writers. In ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Word Origins And How We Know Them

    Etymology for Everyone

    Written in a funny, charming, and conversational style, Word Origins is the first book to offer a thorough investigation of the history and the science of etymology, making this little-known field accessible to everyone interested in the history of words. Anatoly Liberman, an internationally acclaimed etymologist, takes the reader by the hand and explains the many ways that English words can be ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again

    series Quick & Dirty Tips
    Millions of people around the world communicate better thanks to Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, whose top-rated weekly grammar podcast has been downloaded more than 30 million times. After realizing her fans were asking the same questions over and over, Mignon decided to focus her attention on those words that continuously confound the masses. In Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Collins Rhyming Dictionary

    If it’s time for a rhyme, or you need a satiric lyric, the Collins Rhyming Dictionary is the fastest and easiest way to refine your line.The most accessible way to find the rhyme you need. Other rhyming dictionaries are characterised by the use of obscure words for padding, subsections for disyllabic and trisyllabic rhymes, and reverse phonetic order – but we avoid such complications and, as a ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Wheelock's Latin Reader

    Selections from Latin Literature

    Originally intended by Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his classic introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur, is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin course. You'll find a rich selection of of prose and poetry from a wide range of classical authors, as well as briefer passages from medieval and ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Phraseology

    Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about English's Best Expressions

    The Amazing Secrets of the Phrases We Use EverydayPhraseology is the ultimate collection of everything you never knew about the wonderful phrases found in the English language. It contains information about phrase history and etymology; unusual, lost, or uncommon phrases; how phrases are formed; and more than 7,000 facts about common English phrases.Practical enough to be used as a reference book ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Little Book Of Tips For Descriptive Writing

    by Patti Roberts ...
    Participating Authors.David Bishop - The WomanSuzy Turner - The Ghost Of Josiah GrimshawElla Medler - Blood Is Power.Kenneth Hoss - Deadly Storm.Patricia Puddle - Ominous Love.Tarek Hassan Refaat - Ribbons & HeelsElaine Raco Chase - Double Occupancy.Sasha Kildare - Dream WalkingBarbara Watkins - Thorns Of An Innocent SoulGlenn Starkey.- Solomon's MenDonya Lynne - All the King's MenCarlyle ... Read more

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  • Words in Time and Place

    Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

    by David Crystal ...
    Did you know that the English language has over 150 words for the adjective 'drunk' developed over 1,000 years? Be prepared to learn words you have never heard before, find out fascinating facts behind everyday words, and be surprised at how lively and varied the English language can be. Published to critical acclaim in 2009, the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary is the first ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

  • Religious Signing

    A Comprehensive Guide For All Faiths

    Since the fourth century, when Spanish monks first started signing to communicate during their vows of silence, sign language has been used in religious communities of all faiths. Present-day American Sign Language (ASL) carries on that tradition. Like any living language, it continues to grow and change to meet the communication needs of an ever more diverse religious population. This ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • 501 German Verbs

    by Henry Strutz ...
    series Barron's 501 Verbs
    Learning German is easy with Barron’s 501 German Verbs. The author provides clear, easy-to-use review of the 501 most commonly used verbs from the German language. Each verb is listed alphabetically in easy-to-follow chart form—one verb per page with its English translation.This comprehensive guide to German verb usage is ideal for students, travelers, and adult learners. It includes:501 verbs ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Tharoorosaurus

    Shashi Tharoor is the wizard of words. In Tharoorosaurus, he shares fifty-three examples from his vocabulary: unusual words from every letter of the alphabet. You don't have to be a linguaphile to enjoy the fun facts and interesting anecdotes behind the words! Be ready to impress-and say goodbye to your hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia! ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth

    A Guide to Understanding and Using Bible Versions

    With so many Bible translations available today, how can you find those that will be most useful to you? What is the difference between a translation that calls itself “literal” and one that is more “meaning-based”? And what difference does it make for you as a reader of God’s Word? How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth brings clarity and insight to the current debate over translations and ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Betoota-isms

    A guide to The Betoota Advocate's most memorable slang, nicknames and sayings.The Betoota Advocate prides itself as not only Australia's oldest newspaper, but also its most ardent documenter of our nation's ever-changing language.Betoota-isms is a deep dive into Australian culture, invention and creativity with a complete record of 'English' as it is used from the Member's Box of the MCG to the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD