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Literature
#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
Charles Dickens: A Life
Claire Tomalin.
Publisher: Penguin.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781594203091.  Daedalus Item Code: 40998
 
(Shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Award) The winner of the 2002 Whitbread Book of the Year for her biography Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled Self, Claire Tomalin is also renowned for ... (Read More)
 
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#3
Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone: The Essential Writings of Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson. Jann S. Wenner, ed.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781439165959.  Daedalus Item Code: 40848
 
"Buy the ticket, take the ride," was a favorite slogan of Hunter S. Thompson, and it largely defined both his work and his life. This full-blooded collection of his finest work for Rolling ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Annotated Peter Pan: The Centennial Edition
J.M. Barrie. Maria Tatar, ed.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780393066005.  Daedalus Item Code: 41463
 
"All children, except one, grow up," begins J.M. Barrie's novel Peter and Wendy, published a century ago following the success of his play Peter Pan. Inspired by Barrie's real-life ... (Read More)
 
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#5
The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition: Overused Buzzwords, Hackneyed Phrases, and Other Misuses of the English Language
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: flexi-binding.
ISBN: 9781616086350.  Daedalus Item Code: 34078
 
In the words of Stephen Fry, "It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue." Clichés are like rationalizations: try going a week without using one. ... (Read More)
 
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#6
A Brief Guide to Shakespeare: Without the Boring Bits
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Running Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762438549.  Daedalus Item Code: 32952
 
Presenting synopses of all the plays, along with character descriptions, source notes, and extracts of famous speeches and exchanges, this is not only a fine introduction to Shakespeare, it is also ... (Read More)
 
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#7
A Student's Guide to Classics
Bruce S. Thornton.
Publisher: ISI Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781932236156.  Daedalus Item Code: 31160
 
Classics is the discipline that studies the language, literature, history, and civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, two cultures that bequeathed to the West the greater part of its intellectual, ... (Read More)
 
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#8
Jim, Who Ran Away From His Nurse and Was Eaten By a Lion: A Cautionary Tale
Hilaire Belloc. Mini Grey, illus.
Publisher: Knopf.   Format: pop-up book.
ISBN: 9780375859700.  Daedalus Item Code: 20569
 
As much for adult fans of Edward Gorey as it is for children 8 and up with a sense of ironic humor, this mock cautionary tale by Hilaire Belloc, originally penned in 1907, is set perfectly with Mini ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Haunted Hotels: Eerie Inns, Ghoulish Guests, and Creepy Caretakers
Retold by Tom Ogden.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762756599.  Daedalus Item Code: 41871
 
Hotels all over the world are said to have resident spirits. And while owners may debate the wisdom of acknowledging any spooks, guests continue to run into the apparitions. Also the author of ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Haunted Love: Tales of Ghostly Soulmates, Spooky Suitors, and Eternal Love
Chris Gonsalves.
Publisher: Globe Pequot.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780762752768.  Daedalus Item Code: 41872
 
Four centuries ago, French writer François de La Rochefoucauld said, "It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it." And yet, there are those who have seen ... (Read More)
 
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