• Britain by the Book
    Britain by the Book
    ISBN: 9781473666016
    Title: Britain by the Book
    Author: TEARLE OLIVER


    What caused Dickens to leap out of bed one night and walk 30 miles from London to Kent?

    How did a small town on the Welsh borders become the second-hand bookshop capital of the world?

    Why did a jellyfish persuade Evelyn Waugh to abandon his suicide attempt in North Wales?

    A multitude of curious questions are answered in Britain by the Book, a fascinating travelogue with a literary theme, taking in unusual writers' haunts and the surprising places that inspired some of our favourite fictional locations. We'll learn why Thomas Hardy was buried twice, how a librarian in Manchester invented the thesaurus as a means of coping with depression, and why Agatha Christie was investigated by MI5 during the Second World War. The map of Britain that emerges is one dotted with interesting literary stories and bookish curiosities.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Brontesaurus an A-z of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte (and Branwell)
    Brontesaurus an A-z of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte (and Branwell)
    ISBN: 9781785781438
    Title: Brontesaurus an A-z of Charlotte, Emily & Anne Bronte (and Branwell)
    Author: SUTHERLAND JOHN & CRACE JOHN

    Was Rochester a murderer? Did the Reverend Bronte carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does Wuthering mean? Did the Brontes all have tiny feet?
    To celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte s birth, eminent Victorian scholar John Sutherland takes us on an A to Z ramble through the world of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and not forgetting their dissolute brother Branwell).
    For fans of "Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights" and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, " here is a lighthearted miscellany freighted with a working lifetime s scholarly expertise. With his reputation for intensely close reading of Victorian literature, John Sutherland explores the Brontes lives, their characters, their novels and poems, and the ways in which we interpret them today and above all he digs out those unexpected nuggets of fact that illuminate their perennially popular works.
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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Browse: the World in 15 Bookshops
    Browse: the World in 15 Bookshops
    ISBN: 9781782272120
    Title: Browse: the World in 15 Bookshops
    Author: HITCHINGS HENRY

    Edited and introduced by the writer and critic Henry Hitchings, these fearless, passionate, inquiring essays by award-winning international writers celebrate one of our most essential, but endangered, institutions: the bookshop. From Denmark to Egypt, from the USA to China, Browse brings together some of the world's leading authors to investigate bookshops both in general and in particular - the myriad pleasures, puzzles and possibilities they disclose.

    The fifteen essays reflect their authors' own inimitable style - romantic, elegant, bold, argumentative, poetic or whimsical - as they ask probing questions about the significance, the cultural and social (even political) function as well as the physical qualities of the institution, and examine our very personal relationship to it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Browsings: a Year of Reading, Collecting, & Living With Books
    Browsings: a Year of Reading, Collecting, & Living With Books
    ISBN: 9781605988443
    Title: Browsings: a Year of Reading, Collecting, & Living With Books
    Author: DIRDA MICHAEL

    Michael Dirda has been hailed as "the best-read person in America" () and "the best book critic in America" (). In addition to the Pulitzer Prize he was awarded for his reviews in , he picked up an Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America for his most recent book, . Funny and erudite, occasionally poignant or angry, is a celebration of the reading life, a fan's notes, and the perfect gift for any booklover.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Brysons Dict for Writers & Editors
    Brysons Dict for Writers & Editors
    ISBN: 9780552773539
    Title: Brysons Dict for Writers & Editors
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    What is the difference between cant and jargon, or assume and presume? What is a fandango? How do you spell supersede? Is it hippy or hippie? These questions really matter to Bill Bryson, as they do to anyone who cares about the English language. Originally published as The Penguin Dictionary for Writers and Editors, Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors has now been completely revised and updated for the twenty-first century by Bill Bryson himself. Here is a very personal selection of spellings and usages, covering such head-scratchers as capitalization, plurals, abbreviations and foreign names and phrases. Bryson also gives us the difference between British and American usages, and miscellaneous pieces of essential information you never knew you needed, like the names of all the Oxford colleges, or the correct spelling of Brobdingnag. An indispensable companion to all those who write, work with the written word, or who just enjoy getting things right, it gives rulings that are both authoritative and commonsense,all in Bryson's own inimitably goodhumoured way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    ISBN: 9781555975081
    Title: Burning Down the House Essays on Fiction
    Author: BAXTER CHARLES


    Graywolf reissues one of its most successful essay collections with two new essays and a new foreword by Charles Baxter


    As much a rumination on the state of literature as a technical manual for aspiring writers, Burning Down the House has been enjoyed by readers and taught in classrooms for more than a decade. Readers are rewarded with thoughtful analysis, humorous one-liners, and plenty of brushfires that continue burning long after the book is closed.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Butchers Copy-editing the Cambridge Handbook for Editors Copy Editors & Proofreaders 4ed
    Butchers Copy-editing the Cambridge Handbook for Editors Copy Editors & Proofreaders 4ed
    ISBN: 9780521847131
    Title: Butchers Copy-editing the Cambridge Handbook for Editors Copy Editors & Proofreaders 4ed
    Author: BUTCHER JUDITH

    Since its first publication in 1975, Judith Butcher's Copy-editing has become firmly established as a classic reference guide. This fourth edition has been comprehensively revised to provide an up-to-date and clearly presented source of information for all those involved in preparing typescripts and illustrations for publication. From the basics of how to prepare text and illustrations for the designer and typesetter, through the ground rules of house style, to how to read and correct proofs, Copy-editing covers all aspects of the editorial process. New and revised features: - up-to-date advice on indexes, inclusive language, reference systems and preliminary pages - a chapter devoted to on-screen copy-editing - guidance on digital coding and publishing in other media such as e-books - updated to take account of modern typesetting and printing technology - an expanded section on law books - an essential tool for new and experienced copy-editors, working freelance or in-house

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $195.00
    $195.00
  • Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming
    Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming
    ISBN: 9781849943703
    Title: Butler's Guide to Gentlemen's Grooming
    Author: NICHOLAS CLAYTON

    Do things in style, with this essential advice from a real British butler to the rich and famous
    Real gentlemen know that it is essential to be well groomed. And since not everyone has a personal butler at hand, this short guide is here to take his place. It cuts to the chase, with information on skin and hair care (including nasal hair trimming); a style guide (with tips on what to wear for what occasion); and advice on keeping your clothes and shoes in tip-top shape.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Butler's Guide to Table Manners
    Butler's Guide to Table Manners
    ISBN: 9781849943680
    Title: Butler's Guide to Table Manners
    Author: CLAYTON NICHOLAS

    Do things in style, with this essential advice from a real British butler to the rich and famous
    Which fork should you use? How do you open a bottle of champagne? Let an English butler with more than ten years' experience get your table etiquette up to snuff Nicholas Clayton covers everything from napkin folding, cutlery, and glasses to eating soup, spaghetti, escargots, and artichokes. With diagrams to illustrate all those tricky little rules, and a range of tips and hints, this book will teach you manners fit for a king.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
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  • By the Book: a Reader's Guide to Life
    By the Book: a Reader's Guide to Life
    ISBN: 9781922079060
    Title: By the Book: a Reader's Guide to Life
    Author: KOVAL RAMONA

    By the Bookis Ramona Koval’s love letter to books and writing.

    What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer?

    Ramona Koval’s By the Bookis about reading and living, and about the authors that have written themselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley. It is about learning to read (and asking her mother to buy her a copy of the Kama Sutra), about love and science (and her childhood ambition to be Marie Curie), about arctic exploration (and her ruminations on what part of a husky she would eat if she had to), about poetry and travel and falling in love.

    In our book-devouring nation, this is a book for every avid reader and every avid listener who has been spellbound by Ramona’s interviews over the years.

    By the Bookis quintessentially Ramona: warm, bright, erudite—unmissable.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • By the Book: a Reader's Guide to Life
    By the Book: a Reader's Guide to Life
    ISBN: 9781922147677
    Title: By the Book: a Reader's Guide to Life
    Author: KOVAL RAMONA

    By the Book is Ramona Koval's love letter to books and writing.What is it about reading that we love so much? Why do books make our lives so much richer?Ramona Koval's By the Book is about reading and living, and about the authors that have writtenthemselves into her life: from Oliver Sacks to Oscar Wilde, Christina Stead to Grace Paley. It isabout learning to read (and asking her mother to buy her a copy of the Kama Sutra), about loveand science (and her childhood ambition to be Marie Curie), about arctic exploration (and herruminations on what part of a husky she would eat if she had to), about poetry and travel andfalling in love.In our book-devouring nation, this is a book for every avid reader and every avid listener whohas been spellbound by Ramona's interviews over the years.By the Book is quintessentially Ramona: warm, bright, erudite--unmissable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Cabinet Magazine Issue 34 Testing Quarterly
    Cabinet Magazine Issue 34 Testing Quarterly
    ISBN: 9784447555897
    Title: Cabinet Magazine Issue 34 Testing Quarterly
    Author: CABINET MAGAZINE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Cabinet Magazine Issue 35 Dust Quarterly
    Cabinet Magazine Issue 35 Dust Quarterly
    ISBN: 9785557777773
    Title: Cabinet Magazine Issue 35 Dust Quarterly
    Author: CABINET MAGAZINE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Cambridge Companion to Gay & Lesbian Writing
    Cambridge Companion to Gay & Lesbian Writing
    ISBN: 9780521716574
    Title: Cambridge Companion to Gay & Lesbian Writing
    Author: STEVENS HUGH ED

    In the last two decades, lesbian and gay studies have transformed literary studies and developed into a vital and influential area for students and scholars. This Companion introduces readers to the range of debates that inform studies of works by lesbian and gay writers and of literary representations of same-sex desire and queer identities. Each chapter introduces key concepts in the field in an accessible way and uses several important literary texts to illustrate how these concepts can illuminate our readings of them. Authors discussed range from Henry James, E. M. Forster and Gertrude Stein to Sarah Waters and Carol Ann Duffy. The contributors showcase the wide variety of approaches and theoretical frameworks that characterise this field, drawing on related themes of gender and sexuality. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this volume offers a stimulating introduction to the diversity of approaches to lesbian and gay literature.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $62.00
    $62.00
  • Cambridge Companion to Pushkin
    Cambridge Companion to Pushkin
    ISBN: 9780521604710
    Title: Cambridge Companion to Pushkin
    Author: KAHN ANDREW

    Alexander Pushkin stands in a unique position as the founding father of Russian literature. In this Companion, leading scholars discuss Pushkin's work in its political, literary, social and intellectual contexts. In the first part of the book individual chapters analyse his poetry, his theatrical works, his narrative poetry and historical writings. The second section explains and samples Pushkin's impact on broader Russian culture by looking at his enduring legacy in music and film from his own day to the present. Special attention is given to the reinvention of Pushkin as a cultural icon during the Soviet period. No other volume available brings together such a range of material and such comprehensive coverage of all Pushkin's major and minor writings. The contributions represent state-of-the-art scholarship that is innovative and accessible, and are complemented by a chronology and a guide to further reading.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $85.00
    $85.00
  • Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
    Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
    ISBN: 9780521715157
    Title: Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
    Author: ABBOTT H PORTER

    What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives and the texts we read? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theater, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. This widely used introduction, now thoroughly revised, is informed throughout by recent developments in the field and includes two new chapters. With its lucid exposition of concepts and suggestions for further reading, this book is not only an excellent introduction for courses focused on narrative but also an invaluable resource for students and scholars across a wide range of fields, including literature and drama, film and media, society and politics, journalism, autobiography, history, and still others throughout the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Camp Austen: My Life As an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan
    Camp Austen: My Life As an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan
    ISBN: 9780865478213
    Title: Camp Austen: My Life As an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan
    Author: SCHEINMAN TED


    One of the Chicago Reader's Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2018

    A raucous tour through the world of Mr. Darcy imitations, tailored gowns, and tipsy ballroom dancing


    The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to leave his mother's world behind, he nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that sits somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza.


    While the long tradition of Austen devotees includes the likes of Henry James and E. M. Forster, it is at the conferences and reenactments where Janeism truly lives. In Camp Austen, Scheinman tells the story of his indoctrination into this enthusiastic world and his struggle to shake his mother's influence while navigating hasty theatrical adaptations, undaunted scholars in cravats, and unseemly petticoat fittings.


    In a haze of morning crumpets and restrictive tights, Scheinman delivers a hilarious and poignant survey of one of the most enduring and passionate literary coteries in history. Combining clandestine journalism with frank memoir, academic savvy with insider knowledge, Camp Austen is perhaps the most comprehensive study of Austen that can also be read in a single sitting. Brimming with stockings, culinary etiquette, and scandalous dance partners, this is summer camp like you've never seen it before.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction
    Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction
    ISBN: 9781785783012
    Title: Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? More Puzzles in Classic Fiction
    Author: SUTHERLAND JOHN

    'Wonderful...concise, witty, effortlessly learned.' Sunday Times&

    How does Magwitch swim to shore with a great iron on his leg? Where does Fanny Hill keep her contraceptives? Whose side is Hawkeye on? And how does Clarissa Dalloway get home so quickly?&

    In this new edition sequel to the enormously successful Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, John Sutherland plays literary detective and investigates 32 literary conundrums, ranging from Daniel Defoe to Virginia Woolf.&

    As in its universally loved predecessor, the questions and answers are ingenious and convincing, and return the reader with new respect to the great novels that inspire them.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
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  • Cantos of Ezra Pound
    Cantos of Ezra Pound
    ISBN: 9781472567666
    Title: Cantos of Ezra Pound
    Author: POUND EZRA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
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  • Card from Angela Carter
    Card from Angela Carter
    ISBN: 9781408885291
    Title: Card from Angela Carter
    Author: CLAPP SUSANNAH

    'There will be other, bigger biographies, but none more evocative than this sampler precisely stitched in literary petit-point' The TimesAngela Carter was one of the most vivid voices of the twentieth century. When she died in 1992 at the age of fifty-one, she had published fifteen books of fiction and essays; outrage at her omission from any Booker Prize shortlists led to the foundation of the Orange Prize.Angela Carter sent her friend Susannah Clapp postcards from all over the world, missives which form a paper trail through her life. The pictures she chose were sometimes domestic, sometimes flights of fantasy and surrealism. The messages were always pungent.Here, Susannah Clapp uses postcards - the emails of the twentieth century - to travel through Angela Carter's life; and to evoke her anarchic intelligence, fierce politics, rich language and ribaldry, and the great swoops of her imagination.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, & the Golden Age of the New Yorker
    Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, & the Golden Age of the New Yorker
    ISBN: 9780393240030
    Title: Cast of Characters: Wolcott Gibbs, E. B. White, James Thurber, & the Golden Age of the New Yorker
    Author: VINCIGUERRA THOMAS

    From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country s most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical. In Cast of Characters, Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazine s cadre of charming, wisecracking, driven, troubled, brilliant writers and editors.

    He introduces us to Wolcott Gibbs, theater critic, all-around wit, and author of an infamous 1936 parody of Time magazine. We meet the demanding and eccentric founding editor Harold Ross, who would routinely tell his underlings, "I'm firing you because you are not a genius," and who once mailed a pair of his underwear to Walter Winchell, who had accused him of preferring to go bare-bottomed under his slacks. Joining the cast are the mercurial, blind James Thurber, a brilliant cartoonist and wildly inventive fabulist, and the enigmatic E. B. White an incomparable prose stylist and Ross's favorite son who married The New Yorker's formidable fiction editor, Katharine Angell. Then there is the dashing St. Clair McKelway, who was married five times and claimed to have no fewer than twelve personalities, but was nonetheless a superb reporter and managing editor alike. Many of these characters became legends in their own right, but Vinciguerra also shows how, as a group, The New Yorker s inner circle brought forth a profound transformation in how life was perceived, interpreted, written about, and published in America.

    Cast of Characters may be the most revealing and entertaining book yet about the unique personalities who built what Ross called not a magazine but a "movement.""

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $46.00

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  • Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient - Penguin Specials
    Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient - Penguin Specials
    ISBN: 9780734399533
    Title: Cathay: Ezra Pound's Orient - Penguin Specials
    Author: NADEL IRA

    At the turn of the twentieth century, London was a breeding ground for the avant-garde. Modernist writers like T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats and Ezra Pound became infatuated with the Orient. Pound in particular was inspired by the clarity and precision of Eastern poetry to rethink the nature of an English poem. Published in 1915, Cathay, Pound's collection of fourteen experimental translations of classic Chinese poems, was a groundbreaking work that set the stage for a new-found East in the West.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Change & Reform in Law Enforcement: Old & New Efforts from Across the Globe
    Change & Reform in Law Enforcement: Old & New Efforts from Across the Globe
    ISBN: 9781498741682
    Title: Change & Reform in Law Enforcement: Old & New Efforts from Across the Globe
    Author: PHILLIPS SCOTT W. (ED)


    This book provides broad exposure to a variety of policing reforms that have not received adequate attention. It includes information and examples from different countries regarding efforts to change aspects of policing that are problematic or involve changes in the way crimes are committed. Some of the efforts to improve the police are relatively recent (i.e., using social media) and some areas of policing that seem to require frequent attention (i.e., working with the public).



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $299.00
    $299.00
  • Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction & the Drama Volume 2
    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction & the Drama Volume 2
    ISBN: 9781279075227
    Title: Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction & the Drama Volume 2
    Author: BREWER EBENEZER COBHAM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
    $59.00
  • Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction & the Drama Volume1
    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction & the Drama Volume1
    ISBN: 9781246057256
    Title: Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction & the Drama Volume1
    Author: BREWER EBENEZER COBHAM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.00
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  • Charles Simic in Conversation With Michael Hulse
    Charles Simic in Conversation With Michael Hulse
    ISBN: 9781903291030
    Title: Charles Simic in Conversation With Michael Hulse
    Author: HULSE MICHAEL


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Chicago Guide to Fact-checking
    Chicago Guide to Fact-checking
    ISBN: 9780226290935
    Title: Chicago Guide to Fact-checking
    Author: BOREL BROOKE

    A column by Glenn Garvin on Dec. 20 stated that the National Science Foundation funded a study on Jell-O wrestling at the South Pole. That is incorrect. The event took place during off-duty hours without NSF permission and did not involve taxpayer funds.
    Corrections such as this one from the "Miami Herald" have become a familiar sight for readers, especially as news cycles demand faster and faster publication. While some factual errors can be humorous, they nonetheless erode the credibility of the writer and the organization. And the pressure for accuracy and accountability is increasing at the same time as in-house resources for fact-checking are dwindling. Anyone who needs or wants to learn how to verify names, numbers, quotations, and facts is largely on their own.
    Enter "The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking," an accessible, one-stop guide to the why, what, and how of contemporary fact-checking. Brooke Borel, an experienced fact-checker, draws on the expertise of more than 200 writers, editors, and fellow checkers representing the "New Yorker," "Popular Science," "This American Life," "Vogue," and many other outlets. She covers best practices for fact-checking in a variety of media from magazine articles, both print and online, to books and documentaries and from the perspective of both in-house and freelance checkers. She also offers advice on navigating relationships with writers, editors, and sources; considers the realities of fact-checking on a budget and checking one s own work; and reflects on the place of fact-checking in today s media landscape.
    If journalism is a cornerstone of democracy, then fact-checking is its building inspector, Borel writes. "The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking" is the practical and thoroughly vetted guide that writers, editors, and publishers need to maintain their credibility and solidify their readers trust."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Chicago Manual of Style 16th Ed
    Chicago Manual of Style 16th Ed
    ISBN: 9780226104201
    Title: Chicago Manual of Style 16th Ed

    The Sixteenth Edition is available in book form and as a subscription web site. The same content from The Chicago Manual of Style is in both versions. While digital technologies have revolutionized the publishing world in the twenty-first century, one thing still remains true: The Chicago Manual of Styleis the authoritative, trusted source that writers, editors, and publishers turn to for guidance on style and process. For the sixteenth edition, every aspect of coverage has been reconsidered to reflect how publishing professionals work today. Though processes may change, the Manualcontinues to offer the clear, well-considered style and usage advice it has for more than a century. The sixteenth edition offers expanded information on producing electronic publications, including web-based content and e-books. An updated appendix on production and digital technology demystifies the process of electronic workflow and offers a primer on the use of XML markup, and a revised glossary includes a host of terms associated with electronic as well as print publishing. The Chicago system of documentation has been streamlined and adapted for a variety of online and digital sources. Figures and tables are updated throughout the bookincluding a return to the Manual's popular hyphenation table and new, comprehensive listings of Unicode numbers for special characters. With the wisdom of a hundred years of editorial practice and a wealth of industry expertise from both Chicago's staff and an advisory board of publishing professionals, The Chicago Manual of Style,16th edition, is an invaluable resource in this rapidly changing world. If you work with wordsno matter what the delivery mediumthis is the one reference you simply must have.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $118.00
    $118.00
  • Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    ISBN: 9780226287058
    Title: Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition
    Author: 17TH EDITION

    Technologies may change, but the need for clear and accurate communication never goes out of style. That is why for more than one hundred years The Chicago Manual of Style has remained the definitive guide for anyone who works with words.

    In the seven years since the previous edition debuted, we have seen an extraordinary evolution in the way we create and share knowledge. This seventeenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style has been prepared with an eye toward how we find, create, and cite information that readers are as likely to access from their pockets as from a bookshelf. It offers updated guidelines on electronic workflows and publication formats, tools for PDF annotation and citation management, web accessibility standards, and effective use of metadata, abstracts, and keywords. It recognizes the needs of those who are self-publishing or following open access or Creative Commons publishing models. The citation chapters reflect the ever-expanding universe of electronic sources--including social media posts and comments, private messages, and app content--and also offer updated guidelines on such issues as DOIs, time stamps, and e-book locators.

    Other improvements are independent of technological change. The chapter on grammar and usage includes an expanded glossary of problematic words and phrases and a new section on syntax as well as updated guidance on gender-neutral pronouns and bias-free language. Key sections on punctuation and basic citation style have been reorganized and clarified. To facilitate navigation, headings and paragraph titles have been revised and clarified throughout. And the bibliography has been updated and expanded to include the latest and best resources available.

    This edition continues to reflect expert insights gathered from Chicago's own staff and from an advisory board of publishing experts from across the profession. It also includes suggestions inspired by emails, calls, and even tweets from readers. No matter how much the means of communication change, The Chicago Manual of Style remains the ultimate resource for those who care about getting the details right.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $122.00

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  • Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018
    Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018
    ISBN: 9781472935076
    Title: Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018
    Author: BLOOMSBURY ADULT

    The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work.Foreword by Sally Green, author of the award-winning YA fantasy trilogy: Half Bad (2014), Half Wild (2015) and Half Lost (2016). NEW articles for the 2018 edition on: - Writing for reluctant readers by Jon Mayhew- Writing for teenagers by Holly Smale- Choosing the right agent by Gill McLay or the Bath Literary Agency- Plotting: getting started with your YA novel by Sarah Mussi - Writing adventures in the real world: children's non-fiction by Isabel Thomas All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Choice of Uppercuts
    Choice of Uppercuts
    ISBN: 9781550713329
    Title: Choice of Uppercuts
    Author: SCHARPF OLIVER SONZOGNI MARCO


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Cities of the Classical World
    Cities of the Classical World
    ISBN: 9781846144271
    Title: Cities of the Classical World
    Author: MCEVEDY COLIN

    From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first time to appreciate visually the relative sizes of Babylon and Paris, London and Constantinople. There is also a clear, incisive commentary on each city's development, strategic importance, rulers and ordinary inhabitants. This compelling and elegant atlas opens a new window on to the ancient world, and will transform the way we see it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Classical Education
    Classical Education
    ISBN: 9781782430100
    Title: Classical Education
    Author: TAGGART CAROLINE

    For anyone who has ever felt that perhaps their education was lacking the depth and variety of the good old days, this book contains everything you wish you knew in an easily digestible form.
    Suitable for parents who wish to teach their children, this book includes: Latin and Greek; Logic and philosophy; Natural sciences; Art and architecture; Poetry and drama; and, History and Classical literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Classical Literature Pelican Classic
    Classical Literature Pelican Classic
    ISBN: 9780141977355
    Title: Classical Literature Pelican Classic
    Author: JENKYNS RICHARD

    Why is Greek and Roman literature so great?How has classical literature influenced Western culture?What did Greek and Roman authors learn from each other?Richard Jenkyns teaches Classics at the University of Oxford, where he is currently Professor of the Classical Tradition and the university's Public Orator. His books include Virgil's Experience and The Victorians and Ancient Greece, acclaimed as 'masterly' by History Today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
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  • Clear & Concise: Become a Better Business Writer
    Clear & Concise: Become a Better Business Writer
    ISBN: 9781863957113
    Title: Clear & Concise: Become a Better Business Writer
    Author: MCKERIHAN SUSAN

    How well do you write? Good communication is a skill required by all professionals. Whether you're preparing reports, conducting reviews or simply writing emails, expressing your ideas clearly and persuasively is fundamental to your success in the workplace. Susan McKerihan has spent over twenty years assisting corporate clients to perfect their written communications. In Clear & Concise she shares her secrets, using real - world examples to show how to avoid common writing traps, such as wordiness, ambiguity and repetition. By eliminating these habitual errors from your work and by using a logical top - down structure, you can improve the readability of your writing. And when your words are lucid and focused, your thinking becomes sharper, and you become more impressive and more productive. Clear & Concise is the only writing guide you will ever need.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Clear & Simple As the Truth: Writing Classic Prose
    Clear & Simple As the Truth: Writing Classic Prose
    ISBN: 9780691602998
    Title: Clear & Simple As the Truth: Writing Classic Prose
    Author: THOMAS FRANCIS-NOEL & TURNER MARK


    Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart.


    At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness, the essential rules, wouldn't good prose simply fall into place? Thomas and Turner say no. Attending to rules of grammar, sense, and sentence structure will no more lead to effective prose than knowing the mechanics of a golf swing will lead to a hole-in-one. Furthermore, ten-step programs to better writing exacerbate the problem by failing to recognize, as Thomas and Turner point out, that there are many styles with different standards.


    In the first half of Clear and Simple, the authors introduce a range of styles--reflexive, practical, plain, contemplative, romantic, prophetic, and others--contrasting them to classic style. Its principles are simple: The writer adopts the pose that the motive is truth, the purpose is presentation, the reader is an intellectual equal, and the occasion is informal. Classic style is at home in everything from business memos to personal letters, from magazine articles to university writing.


    The second half of the book is a tour of examples--the exquisite and the execrable--showing what has worked and what hasn't. Classic prose is found everywhere: from Thomas Jefferson to Junichirō Tanizaki, from Mark Twain to the observations of an undergraduate. Here are many fine performances in classic style, each clear and simple as the truth.


    Originally published in 1994.


    The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.00
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  • Clothing of Books
    Clothing of Books
    ISBN: 9780525432753
    Title: Clothing of Books
    Author: LAHIRI JHUMPA

    How do you clothe a book?In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, "the covers become a part of me."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
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  • Clothing of Books
    Clothing of Books
    ISBN: 9781408890165
    Title: Clothing of Books
    Author: LAHIRI JHUMPA

    How do you clothe a book?In this deeply personal reflection, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri explores the art of the book jacket from the perspectives of both reader and writer. Probing the complex relationships between text and image, author and designer, and art and commerce, Lahiri delves into the role of the uniform; explains what book jackets and design have come to mean to her; and how, sometimes, "the covers become a part of me."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
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  • Code Cracker #13
    Code Cracker #13
    ISBN: 9780473365257
    Title: Code Cracker #13
    Author: SHUKER SIMON


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
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  • Code Cracker #14
    Code Cracker #14
    ISBN: 9780473407148
    Title: Code Cracker #14
    Author: SHUKER SIMON


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.00
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