Troublesome Words

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241974542
Size: 61.34 MB
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So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find ...

Bryson S Dictionary Of Troublesome Words

Author: William Bryson
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 9780385679954
Size: 17.29 MB
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Precise, prescriptive, sometimes (like its author) amusingly prickly, this book belongs on the desk of every person who cares enough about our language not to maul or misuse or distort it. Move over, Strunk and White.

Bryson S Dictionary Of Troublesome Words

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767910477
Size: 70.26 MB
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This is a language where ‘cleave’ can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ‘set’ has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast ...

Bryson S Dictionary For Writers And Editors

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407094394
Size: 64.47 MB
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Here is a very personal selection of spellings and usages, covering such head-scratchers as capitalization, plurals, abbreviations and foreign names and phrases.

About Writing

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819574244
Size: 58.10 MB
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Award-winning novelist Samuel R. Delany has written a book for creative writers to place alongside E. M. Forster’s Aspects of the Novel and Lajos Egri’s Art of Dramatic Writing.

The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409095789
Size: 14.59 MB
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It was a happy time, when almost everything was good for you, including DDT, cigarettes and nuclear fallout. This is a book about one boy’s growing up.

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409095487
Size: 16.96 MB
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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him.

Shakespeare

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007368968
Size: 21.54 MB
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International bestseller Bill Bryson brings us this brilliantly readable biography of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.

The Sense Of Style

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069817030X
Size: 54.51 MB
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“Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better?