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#1
The Queen's English: An A to Zed Guide To Distinctively British Words
C.J. Moore.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781606523254.  Daedalus Item Code: 40655
 
One need never be flummoxed again. From "chips" and "crumbs" to "spending a penny," here is an indispensable guide to surviving and thriving in the tricky byways of the English language as the ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff: A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, Written with a View to Rescue from Oblivion the Fast Fading Relics of By-Gone Days
William Holloway. David Crystal, foreword.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402363.  Daedalus Item Code: 51474
 
Though it joins many a modern compendium of colorful English cant, this particular dictionary was written in 1839 by William Holloway (1786–1870), who sought to capture the rich language of regional ... (Read More)
 
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#3
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
Thomas C. Foster.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060009427.  Daedalus Item Code: 51360
 
What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Becomes drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the ... (Read More)
 
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#4
Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction: Stories and Advice from a Lifetime of Writing and Editing
Tracy Kidder & Richard Todd.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781400069750.  Daedalus Item Code: 51244
 
A book about writing, and about a warm and productive literary friendship, this story begins in 1973 at the Boston offices of the Atlantic Monthly, where a young freelance writer named Tracy ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Charles Dickens at Home
Hilary Macaskill. Florian Schweizer, foreword. Graham Salter, photos.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780711232273.  Daedalus Item Code: 50657
 
Giving us an uncommonly close-up look at one of the world's most popular and celebrated authors of the past two centuries, this book is a detailed, highly visual tour of the places where Charles ... (Read More)
 
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#6
His Shoes Were Far Too Tight
Edward Lear. Daniel Pinkwater, ed. Calef Brown, illus.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780811867924.  Daedalus Item Code: 51498
 
"Masterminded" by Daniel Pinkwater, who traces his own offbeat humor to a favorite childhood book of Edward Lear poems, this is a modern collection of delicious and delightful nonsense that remains ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead
Paula Byrne.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780060881313.  Daedalus Item Code: 51053
 
This is a terrifically engaging and original biography about one of England's greatest novelists and the glamorous, eccentric, debauched, and ultimately tragic family that provided him with the most ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Angela's Ashes and 'Tis: Two Memoirs from the Master Storyteller and Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author
Frank McCourt.
Publisher: Scribner.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781476737911.  Daedalus Item Code: 51627
 
(Includes Angela's Ashes, winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize) In this handsome omnibus edition—bound in dark ... (Read More)
 
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#9
You Are One-Third Daffodil: And Other Facts to Amaze, Amuse, and Astound
Tom Nuttall, ed.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767932462.  Daedalus Item Code: 51375
 
Did you know that most toilets flush in the key of E-flat? Or that American Airlines once saved $40,000 in its operating budget by removing a single olive from each salad served in first class? The ... (Read More)
 
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#10
A Corner of a Foreign Field: The Illustrated Poetry of the First World War
Fiona Waters, ed.
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781909242487.  Daedalus Item Code: 44270
 
For some the only possible reaction of the rational mind to the insanity of war is to distill their feeling in poetry. The slaughter of a generation of young men in World War I produced some of the ... (Read More)
 
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