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#1
Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Surprising Origins of Everyday Expressions
Harry Oliver.
Publisher: Perigee.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780399536373.  Daedalus Item Code: 60998
 
Sowing your wild oats, throwing in the towel, painting the town red—Harry Oliver reveals the fascinating stories behind these and other strange turns of phrase that have emerged from everyday life. ... (Read More)
 
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#2
Simple Rules for Card Games: Instructions and Strategy for Twenty Card Games
Don Rauf.
Publisher: Potter Style.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780770433857.  Daedalus Item Code: 43858
 
Presented in a handsome compact volume, perfect for the game shelf, this book not only provides the rules for 20 classic card games—including Crazy 8s, Gin Rummy, Canasta, Whist, Spades, and ... (Read More)
 
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#3
More Women's Wicked Wit: Over 2000 Scintillating Quotations from Mary Shelley to Courtney Love
Michelle Lovric.
Publisher: Carlton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781853755675.  Daedalus Item Code: 61257
 
This follow-up to Women's Wicked Wit contains some 2,000 of not only the scintillating quotations mentioned in the subtitle, but also acerbic retorts and saucy one-liners by some of the ... (Read More)
 
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#4
The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are
Philip Hensher.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781447221692.  Daedalus Item Code: 54841
 
When London columnist and arts critic Philip Hensher realized that he had no idea what a close friend's handwriting looked like, he felt as though something was missing from their friendship; having ... (Read More)
 
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#5
Guide to Seashells of the World: Identification Guide to Seashells with More Than 1,000 Species Illustrated
A.P.H. Oliver.
Publisher: Firefly.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781552979433.  Daedalus Item Code: 53950
 
Ideal for beachcombers, artists, and anyone with a fascination for seashells, this beautifully illustrated book is a practical guide for identifying shells from all parts of the world. The book ... (Read More)
 
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#6
Numberland: The World in Numbers
Mitchell Symons.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430605.  Daedalus Item Code: 52437
 
Compulsively readable and a veritable bottomless well of trivial facts and conversation starters, this book by Mitchell Symons—one of the writers of the first British editions of the game Trivial ... (Read More)
 
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#7
Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning French Idioms
Gaëlle Amiot-Cadey, ed.
Publisher: Merriam-Webster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780877795674.  Daedalus Item Code: 52493
 
"Faire chou blanc" ("to make white cabbage") means to come up empty, which is better than "sentir le sapin," ("to smell of fir tree") or be at death's door. We all know that some phrases are lost in ... (Read More)
 
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#8
The Little Red Book of Grandmother's Wisdom
Holly Rubino, ed.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781626360884.  Daedalus Item Code: 52141
 
For newly minted grandmothers, practiced grandmas, and anyone who understands the true value of seasoned wisdom, this illustrated collection offers more than 250 quotes, musings, opinions, humor, ... (Read More)
 
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#9
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Tunes into TV
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Bathroom Readers' Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781607101819.  Daedalus Item Code: 60367
 
Channel-surf your way through more than 400 all-new pages (plus a few BRI classics) with this television-themed edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader, and discover the origins of your ... (Read More)
 
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#10
You Say Potato: A Book About Accents
Ben Crystal & David Crystal.
Publisher: Macmillan.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781447249696.  Daedalus Item Code: 61515
 
Everyone has an accent, though many of us think that we don't. We all have our likes and dislikes about the way other people speak, and everyone has something to say about "correct" pronunciation. ... (Read More)
 
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