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#1
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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#2
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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#3
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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#4
Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader: 16th Edition
Bathroom Readers' Institute.
Publisher: Bathroom Readers' Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781592231164.  Daedalus Item Code: 60368
 
No more last-minute scrambles for the perfect magazine article on your next trip to the loo. Open to any page of this 16th edition of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader—you'll find humor, science, ... (Read More)
 
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#5
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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#6
The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary: Fourth Edition

Publisher: Merriam-Webster.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780877799290.  Daedalus Item Code: 60448
 
This compact fourth edition of the Scrabble player's "bible" lists more than 100,000 two- to eight-letter words that are legitimate for play in North America—4,000 new to this edition. Main entries ... (Read More)
 
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#7
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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#8
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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#9
The Book of Odds: From Lightning Strikes to Love at First Sight, the Odds of Everyday Life
Amram Shapiro, Louise Firth Campbell & Rosalind Wright.
Publisher: William Morrow.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780062060853.  Daedalus Item Code: 54067
 
Did you know that you are more likely to drown than meet your mate on a blind date? What percentage of women claim to have had sex in the workplace? And can it really be true that nearly one in six ... (Read More)
 
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#10
Teddy Bears, Tupperware and Sweet Fanny Adams: How the Names Became the Words
Andrew Sholl.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781782430292.  Daedalus Item Code: 54869
 
What's in a name? From Achilles to zeppelin, many of the words that we use every day invoke a sweeping cast of historical and mythical figures—but have you ever wondered about the stories behind the ... (Read More)
 
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