Finding the #Write #Words? No. 30: The Last Word

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 30: The Last Word. Hardback, 312 pages. Published in 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. This is the edition I own and I can’t recall what I paid for it, because it was one of a bundle …

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Finding the #Write #Words? Post 29: The Grouchy Grammarian

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 29: The Grouchy Grammarian Paperback, 186 pages. Published in 2003 by BCA. This is the edition I own and appears to be the current one. You can buy it new in paperback for £9.95, Used from …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 28: The Emotion Thesaurus

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 28: The Emotion Thesaurus: Paperback, 164 pages. Published in 2012 by the authors, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. I think I paid around £8.00 for it at the time of publication. There’s now a second edition, …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 27: The Elements of Style

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 27: The Elements of Style: Paperback, 105 pages. First published in 1919 by the author, William Strunk Jr and a required text book for the Cornell course entitled ‘English 8’ for which he was the professor. …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 25: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 25: Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (2 Volumes): Hardback, 3,743 pages, plus the preface, an eighteen age article ‘A brief history of English’, a twelve page ‘Guide to the use of the dictionary’, two pages of ‘Abbreviations’, …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 24: Roget’s Thesaurus.

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 24: Roget’s Thesaurus of English words and phrases (the original): Hardback, 1254 pages, including 613 pages of ‘index’. First published in 1852 by Peter Mark Roget. Mine is the 1987 new edition published by The Bath …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 23: Oxford Dictionary of Current Idiomatic English.

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 23: Oxford Dictionary of Current Idiomatic English. subtitled Volume 1: Verbs with Prepositions and Particles: Hardback, 396 pages, including 2 indices. First published in 1975 by Oxford University Press. Mine is the 1984 sixth impression. I …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 21: New Nuttall Dictionary of English Synonyms and Antonyms

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 21: The New Nuttall Dictionary of English Synonyms and Antonyms: Hardback, 442 pages. First published in 1943 by Frederick Warne and Co. Mine is the 1986 edition, revised by Editor Rosalind Fergusson and published by Viking. …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 20: New Hart’s Rules

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 20: New Hart’s Rules: Hardback, 464 pages. Subtitled, The Oxford Style Guide, it was first published in 2005 by Oxford University Press. Mine is the 2014 edition and I paid £14.99 for it. The book is …

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Finding the #Write #Words? No. 19: Longman Companion to English Literature

Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here. Book 19: Longman Companion to English Literature: Paperback, 889 pages. Carrying occasional line drawings and black and white photographs, it was first published in 1972 by Longman Group Ltd. Mine is the 1980 edition and I don’t …

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