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I Never Knew There was a Word for it, cover I Never Knew There was a Word for it, Wonderful Words and Phrases

This fun book is a republication of Adam Jacot de Boinod's three books on unusual words, The Meaning of Tingo, Toujours Tingo and The Wonder of Whiffling.

Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, cover Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt, Insight Into Egyptian Culture

Dr Joyce Tyldesley provides a detailed exploration of the religious and other beliefs that both reflected and shaped the culture of ancient Egypt. In Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt Dr Tyldesley pieces together the fragmentary evidence of Egyptian religious, cultural and funerary practices to build a detailed picture of Egypt’s dynastic period.

Rosetta Stone, French screen shot Rosetta Stone, Inspired by Holiday to Learn a Language?

As people come back from their foreign holidays they may feel the urge to use the winter to develop their language skills in time for next year’s vacation. Rosetta Stone is a good starting point for complete beginners or those who want to improve their existing language skills.

88 The Narrow Road, cover Felix Dennis' Guide to Getting Seriously Rich, 88 The Narrow Road

Felix Dennis made himself seriously rich and he shares his thoughts on wealth and making money. It is more about the philosophy and attitude to making money rather than the detail.

Periodic Tales, cover Periodic Tales, the Curious Lives of the Elements

Periodic Tales is a rare book as it embraces science, culture, history in one volume and it is all brought together seamlessly by the art of good writing. Hugh Aldersey-Williams has created a book that is both a good and fascinating read as well as a useful reference.

Warrior of Rome, Lion of the Sun, cover Lion of the Sun, historically detailed Warrior of Rome thriller

Lion of the Sun is the third book in the Warrior of Rome series featuring Ballista. Historically accurate story of the battle for the Roman Empire.

In Caravagio, A Life Scared and Profane, cover Caravaggio, A Life Sacred and Profane. Story of a Flawed Genius

In Caravagio, A Life Scared and Profane, Andrew Graham-Dixon has written a masterful new biography of Michaelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and casts new light on the mystery of his life and death.

Bad Things Happen, cover Bad Things Happen, Plans Go Wrong, People Die, A Good Debut Novel

Harry Dolan's debut murder mystery romps along and is a promising start for a new writer. Readers will enjoy this work and be waiting for his second book.

\Catalogue of British Cars Further Gift Books for Classic Car Enthusiasts

Winter is a time for classic car fans to catch up on their reading. Here are comprehensive catalogues of British cars and histories of the very British Jaguar marque. There is a British theme to the current selection of books. They will all make great gifts for the fan of British classic cars.

Goodwood Revived, book cover More Gift Books for the Classic Car Enthusiast

Winter, particularly, provides time for the enthusiast to stay in and catch up with their reading. Christmas is an opportunity to indulge oneself, or be indulged, with a good book. The aim in choosing titles for this review was to find books that would last beyond the holidays. They need to have substantial content and also be well illustrated so that readers will return to them on a regular basis. It is suggested that these four books fit that criteria.

Citroen DS, book cover Gift Books for Classic and Race Car Enthusiasts

There are times when classic car enthusiasts cannot get into the garage and there are no shows so books will help them through such quiet times. During the winter even the most committed garagiste will face times when it is too cold to work in the garage and with no shows to attend they will spend times as armchair enthusiasts.They will need something to tide them through those long, dark evenings. Now then is to look for books on to put on one’s Christmas list or to choose titles for that close special enthusiast.

Rosetta Stone Rosetta Stone for Self Study of a New Language

Rosetta Stone is a quick and painless introduction to learning an additional language. Courses are designed to immerse students in the language so they learn naturally.

Immersion Course is Fun and Inviting Way to Learn a Foreign Language

Cambridge Pocket English-Spanish Dictionary, cover Cambridge Pocket English-Spanish Dictionary

This dictionary is aimed at Spanish speaking students of English. It is a thick (40mm) A5 sized book and is bound with a soft vinyl cover which should resist frequent use.

The Birdwatchers Pocket Guide to Britain and Europe, cover Birdwatcher's Pocket Guide to Britain and Europe

The Birdwatchers Pocket Guide to Britain and Europe is an inexpensive and genuinely pocketable field guide for birdwatchers. It provides comprehensive coverage of birds that are regularly seen in Britain and Europe.

Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, cover Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, a Review

Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary is a comprehensive guide to generally understandable pronunciation of English in the United Kingdom and United States of America.

Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, cover Cambridge Idioms Dictionary, English as Spoken

Fluency needs an ability to use language idiomatically at the right times and understand it in conversation. This book is a guide to English idioms from around the world. Although the Cambridge Idioms Dictionary is clearly aimed at the learner of English who needs to understand everyday usage it also deserves a place on the bookshelf of native English readers.

Bad Ideas, cover Bad Ideas? Science, Technology and its Unintended Consequences

Bad Ideas? is a history of science and its unintended dangers. It argues scientists and public must work together for a shared understanding and vision.

Close to the Wind, cover Ben Ainslie, Close to the Wind. Total Competitor

Ben Ainslie explains who he is and how he became Britain's most successful Olympic yachtsman - an Olympian and athlete who stands comparison with Pinsent and Redgrave.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not 2010, cover Ripley's Believe it or Not 2010, Strange Reality

Leroy Ripley was fascinated by the oddities of everyday life. He created the Ripley brand of museums, books radio and tv shows. This a book review of the 2010 Annual. This book is a logical spin-off that will entertain, often against the reader’s intention. Due to the nature of the content and presentation of Ripley’s Believe it or Not many readers will be dismissive but few will avoid engaging with it, even if initially reluctant.

Williams, In Their Own Words, cover Williams, Cultural Insight into a F1 Racing Team

Sir Frank Williams's long career in Formula One has had many highs and lows. Maurice Hamilton charts that history with personal stories from those most closely involved.


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