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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 19th Edition

By Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Authors:
Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
In this book:Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining entries - everything from curious customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear - all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens.This nineteenth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterise its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark.This unique edition has been thoroughly updated with over 100 new and revised entries - think crowdsourcing, cyberpunk, iPad and mash-up - guaranteed to delight, entertain and inspire in the best Brewer's tradition.Also included are twenty special entries that encapsulate the enticing spirit of the dictionary. Discover Brewer's take on angels, heraldry, pub signs and recluses and delve into the lexicographical world of the eggcorn.Whether you're a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's 'is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere.'
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 19th Edition

By Susie Dent
Authors:
Susie Dent
In this book:Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining entries - everything from curious customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear - all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens.This nineteenth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterise its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark.This unique edition has been thoroughly updated with over 100 new and revised entries - think crowdsourcing, cyberpunk, iPad and mash-up - guaranteed to delight, entertain and inspire in the best Brewer's tradition.Also included are twenty special entries that encapsulate the enticing spirit of the dictionary. Discover Brewer's take on angels, heraldry, pub signs and recluses and delve into the lexicographical world of the eggcorn.Whether you're a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets. As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's "is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere."
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Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable

By Russ Willey
Authors:
Russ Willey
From the Bloomsbury Group to the Camberwell Carrot, Samuel Johnson to Boris Johnson and Oranges and Lemons to apples and pears, Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable gathers together the people, places, events, culture, anecdotes, slang and catchphrases that make London one of the greatest cities on Earth.Perfect for checking on something interesting that you've found on your travels through the city, or simply browsing through to impress your London friends with the breadth of your knowledge - you're bound to find something that they've never even heard of before. So whether you're a Londoner through and through, a newly-arrived citizen, a frequent visitor or you prefer to experience this bustling and cacophonous city from the safety of your armchair, Brewer's Dictionary of London Phrase and Fable will bring the heart and soul of London to your bookshelf.
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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

By Jo O'Donoghue, Sean McMahon
Authors:
Jo O'Donoghue, Sean McMahon
Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase and Fable is dedicated to the rich cultural heritage of the Emerald Isle. Its encyclopedic entries explore the island's history, literature, language, folklore and mythology, making for an eclectic mix of people, places, historical events, facts and phrases. From the Great Famine to the Celtic Tiger, Pygmalion to Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, this treasury of Irishness past and present will delight natives, expats and curious visitors alike.
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Brewer's Famous Quotations

By Nigel Rees
Authors:
Nigel Rees
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations' - Winston ChurchillQuotations can offer us a glimpse into the past in a few brief words, giving us a feeling for the people and events that have shaped our world; from Oppenheimer's 'I am become death, destroyer of worlds' at the explosion of the first atom bomb, to the sharp wit of Winston Churchill and the romance of the great poets. Brewer's Famous Quotations not only presents the words of a truly diverse range of famous people, but tells the anecdotes and stories behind the quotations, setting them in context. Indispensable for writers and fascinating to browse, Brewer's Famous Quotations can settle any argument about who said what and when.
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