'What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences ... Any writer should read it' Bee Wilson
'Thoughtful, engaging, and lively ... when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and reading)' John Simpson, formerly Chief Editor of the OED and author of The Word Detective
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An essential resource for all Scrabble enthusiasts.
Stuck on how to decide on what is a valid word in Scrabble?
This major new edition, in hardback, is fully updated to include all valid words between 2 and 9 letters in length from the latest official Scrabble word list, and allows players to settle disputes over the eligibility of words.
An improv instructor and writer presents the first book to harness the creative power of improvisation exercises to help both aspiring and seasoned authors defeat writer's block and generate new ideas.
Comprehensive in scope, this carefully crafted introductory grammar of Biblical Hebrew offers easy-to-understand explanations, numerous biblical illustrations, and a wide range of imaginative, biblically based exercises.
The book consists of thirty-one lessons, each presenting grammatical concepts with examples and numerous exercises judiciously selected from the biblical text. These lessons are accompanied by eleven complete verb charts, an extensive vocabulary list, a glossary of gra
Just as we should think before we speak, we need to think before we write. Most of us are not poets or novelists, but we are all writers. We email, text and post; we craft memos and reports, menus and outdoor signage, birthday cards and sticky notes on the fridge. GET A GRIP ON YOUR GRAMMAR is a grammar book for those who hate grammar books, a writing resource filled with quick answers and a playful style - not endless, indecipherable grammar jargon. GET A GRIP ON YOUR GRAMMAR is The Elements of
Including over 10,000 terms labelled in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, this illustrated dictionary is organised into 15 different themes, including eating out, work, transport and entertainment, ensuring you get swift access to the word you need.
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Whatever the occasion, whatever the content, whatever the situation, this book will teach you everything you need to know to plan, prepare and deliver any speech or presentation and will give you the skills to deliver it with style, wit, charm and confidence.
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This accessible and unique approach to grammar comes in two parts: the first section consists of a practical guide on how to understand and use grammar successfully, and the second is an extensive A-Z glossary of grammatical terms. It is ideal for both language students and anyone wanting to improve their written and spoken English.