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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 29 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Pen is Mightier Than the Penis: Words for the Wise from the World by Various authors
    The Pen is Mightier Than the Penis: Words for the Wise from the World - by Various authors

    £7.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781787131866 | ISBN 10: 1787131866

    For nasty women everywhere, The Pen is Mightier than the Penis is a feminist quote book celebrating female writers throughout the centuries, from Sappho to Margaret Atwood.   Find the perfect comeback for those infuriating 'you're not a feminist, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Baking with Kafka by Tom Gauld
    Baking with Kafka - by Tom Gauld

    £12.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786891501 | ISBN 10: 1786891506

    The new collection from multi-award-winning cartoonist Tom Gauld - the perfect gift for book lovers everywhere.   In Baking with Kafka, Tom Gauld asks the questions no one else dares ask about civilisation as we know it. - How do you get publ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alice in Brexitland by Leavis Carroll
    Alice in Brexitland - by Leavis Carroll

    £7.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781785036965 | ISBN 10: 1785036963

    Lying on a riverbank on a lazy summer’s afternoon – 23rd June 2016, to be precise – Alice spots a flustered-looking white rabbit called Dave calling for a referendum. Following him down a rabbit-hole, she emerges into a strange new land, where ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Brontesaurus: An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) by John Sutherland and John Crace
    The Brontesaurus: An A-Z of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte (and Branwell) - by John Sutherland and John Crace

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785781438 | ISBN 10: 178578143x

    Did Charlotte Brontë take opium? Did the Reverend Brontë carry a loaded pistol? What, precisely, does ‘wuthering’ mean?   Distinguished literary critic John Sutherland takes an idiosyncratic look at the world of the Brontës, from the bum ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fucking Apostrophes by Simon Griffin
    Fucking Apostrophes - by Simon Griffin

    £6.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781785781414 | ISBN 10: 1785781413

    Apostrophes are a pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly. Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers – wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect – this is a light ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric by John Martineau (Editor)
    Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric - by John Martineau (Editor)

    £14.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781907155185 | ISBN 10: 190715518x

    The Trivium consists of three liberal arts pertaining to language. Grammar, logic and rhetoric have been studied for over two thousand years as a way of refining both a speaker and their speech. With extra sections on euphonics, poetic meter and form ... more

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  • Cover image of book Seriously Funny: The Endlessly Quotable Terry Pratchett by Terry Pratchett
    Seriously Funny: The Endlessly Quotable Terry Pratchett - by Terry Pratchett

    £9.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780857524300 | ISBN 10: 0857524305

    Ill be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when theres evidence of any thinking going on inside it.   The most quotable writer of our time, Terry Pratchetts unique brand of wit made him both a bestseller and an en ... more

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  • Cover image of book Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favourite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg
    Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favourite Literary Characters - by Mallory Ortberg

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781472150752 | ISBN 10: 1472150759

    What if the greatest characters in literary history all carried around smartphones and typed out messages to each other? From the passive-aggressive to the clever, the strange, and the downright inappropriate, magnificent Mallory Ortberg gets to grip ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Teenager Who Came to Tea: A Parody by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd, illustrated by Gillian Johnson
    The Teenager Who Came to Tea: A Parody - by Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd, illustrated by Gillian Johnson

    £9.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472121769 | ISBN 10: 1472121767

    But the teenager didn't take just one Pringle. He took a selfie of himself pouring a whole tube of them into his mouth, before sending it to his best mate, along with the letters LOL!   The bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt and ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud
    The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies - by Susan Elderkin and Ella Berthoud

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857864215 | ISBN 10: 0857864211

    Are you weary in Brain and Body? Do you desire a Positive Cure for your Pessimism? Do you require Bront to re-boot your Broken Heart? Do you despair of your Nose? Can Fielding open your Flood Gates? Or Pynchon purge your Paranoia? May we administer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shakespeare
    Shakespeare's Guide to Parenting - by James Andrews

    £8.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780224101158 | ISBN 10: 0224101153

    William Shakespeare, dad of three, knew a few things about parenting and there is nothing better than a Shakespeare quote when it comes to having the last word with your kids.  Ever wondered why your baby is crying? Why your teenager neve ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where the Wild Mums Are by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker
    Where the Wild Mums Are - by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker

    £10.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571321513 | ISBN 10: 0571321518

    In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a worn-out mum finds herself floating across time and space to the place where the Wild Mums are. Dazzled by her party tricks, they crown her Queen of the Wild Mums and ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Used to Know That: English by Patrick Scrivenor
    I Used to Know That: English - by Patrick Scrivenor

    £5.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782432562 | ISBN 10: 1782432566

    If you can't tell a possessive pronoun from a correlative conjunction, confuse 'disinterested' and 'uninterested' and struggle with the subjunctive, then I Used to Know That: English has the answers. Relearn the essential rules of the English languag ... more

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  • Cover image of book For Who the Bell Tolls: The Essential and Entertaining Guide to Grammar by David Marsh
    For Who the Bell Tolls: The Essential and Entertaining Guide to Grammar - by David Marsh

    £7.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781783350520 | ISBN 10: 1783350520

    This is a book that explains the grammar that people really need to know, such as the fact that an apostrophe is the difference between a company that knows its s*** and a company that knows it's s***, or the importance of capital letters to avoid am ... more

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  • Cover image of book Something Nasty in the Slushpile by Sammy Looker
    Something Nasty in the Slushpile - by Sammy Looker

    £8.99   hardback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781472111029 | ISBN 10: 1472111028

    A hilarious and salutary rummage through the perils of the publisher's slushpile. Most publishers keep a 'slushpile' - the stack of unsolicited manuscripts which contains a large percentage of preposterous or frightening book proposals, which might ... more

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  • Cover image of book Glitzch! How Predictive Text Plays Havoc with British History by Hugh Kellett
    Glitzch! How Predictive Text Plays Havoc with British History - by Hugh Kellett

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781909657212 | ISBN 10: 1909657212

    This is Britain rewritten in predictive text. One man and his mobile phone gremlin take on the people, institutions and events that have shaped this country, autocorrecting as they go and uncovering some shocking home truths.  So let's honour ou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dead Interviews by Dan Crowe
    Dead Interviews - by Dan Crowe

    £12.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781847088277 | ISBN 10: 1847088279

    These ingenious interviews will amuse, provoke and delight. Veering from the intensely serious to the wildly silly, Dead Interviews grants writers the chance to sit down with their heroes and flex their cerebral muscles, or simply indulge in some boo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Horologicon: A Day
    The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language - by Mark Forsyth

    £12.99   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781848314153 | ISBN 10: 1848314159

    The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then youre philogrobolized.. Pretending to wor ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Grammar and I (or Should That be
    My Grammar and I (or Should That be 'Me'?): Old-School Ways to Sharpen Your English - by Caroline Taggart and J. A. Wines

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781843176572 | ISBN 10: 1843176572

    A runaway hit and Sunday Times bestseller in 2008, My Grammar and I has continued to grow in popularity, becoming the go-to guide for grammar. Repackaged with a fresh jacket design, this much-loved gift title is now available in paperback, for new re ... more

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  • Cover image of book Brideshead Abbreviated: The Digested Read of the Twentieth Century by John Crace
    Brideshead Abbreviated: The Digested Read of the Twentieth Century - by John Crace

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099505457 | ISBN 10: 0099505452

    John Crace's 'Digested Read' column in the Guardian has rightly acquired a cult following. Each week fans avidly devour his latest razor-sharp literary assassination, while authors turn tremblingly to the appropriate page of the review section, fearf ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unmentionables: From Family Jewels to Friendly Fire - What We Say Instead of What We Mean by Ralph Keyes
    Unmentionables: From Family Jewels to Friendly Fire - What We Say Instead of What We Mean - by Ralph Keyes

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848542075 | ISBN 10: 1848542070

    We say a lot about ourselves by what we don't say. Words and phrases like 'collateral damage', 'wardrobe malfunction', 'vertically challenged', and old favourites like 'unmentionables' (trousers, apparently) or 'lady of the night' - all are ways of n ... more

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  • Cover image of book Could Do Better: More of the very best howlers by schoolchildren by Norman McGreevy
    Could Do Better: More of the very best howlers by schoolchildren - by Norman McGreevy

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781849013598 | ISBN 10: 1849013594

    More side-splitting errors from schoolchildren in this sequel to the bestselling Must Try Harder.   Norman McGreevys illustrated selection of schoolchildrens struggles with the pitfalls of the English language ranges from hilarious howl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twitterature: The World
    Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter - by Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141047713 | ISBN 10: 0141047712

    Perhaps you once asked yourself, What exactly is Hamlet trying to tell me? Why must he mince his words, muse in lyricism and, in short, whack about the shrub? No doubt such troubling questions would have been swiftly resolved were the Prince of Den ... more

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  • Cover image of book Decline of the English Murder by George Orwell
    Decline of the English Murder - by George Orwell

    £4.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141191263 | ISBN 10: 0141191260

    In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenc ... more

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  • Cover image of book How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs If You Ever Want to Get Published by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark
    How NOT to Write a Novel: 200 Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs If You Ever Want to Get Published - by Sandra Newman and Howard Mittelmark

    £9.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141038544 | ISBN 10: 0141038543

    There are many ways prospective authors routinely sabotage their own work. But why leave it to guesswork? Misstep by misstep, How Not to Write a Novel shows how you can ensure that your manuscript never rises above the level of unpublishable drivel; ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wit of Oscar Wilde by Sean McCann
    The Wit of Oscar Wilde - by Sean McCann

    £8.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847170675 | ISBN 10: 1847170676

    'I can resist everything except temptation.'   Oscar Wilde is probably the most quoted and quotable man in history. His plays, his novels and his lacerating with had London at his feet. He boasted that he could talk spontaneously on any subject ... more

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  • Cover image of book Words, Words, Words by David Crystal
    Words, Words, Words - by David Crystal

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780199210770 | ISBN 10: 0199210772

    Words, Words, Words is all about the wonder of words. Drawing on a lifetime's experience, David Crystal explores language in all its rich varieties through words: the very building blocks of our communication. Language has no life of its own: it only ... more

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  • Cover image of book Totally Weird and Wonderful Words by Edited by Erin McKean
    Totally Weird and Wonderful Words - by Edited by Erin McKean

    £11.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780195312126 | ISBN 10: 0195312120

    Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggers as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. Tie your tongue in knots trying to say such sesquipedalian words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words.Both witt ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Book of Machinese Whispers by Steven Appleby
    A Book of Machinese Whispers - by Steven Appleby

    £7.99   hardback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781905847013 | ISBN 10: 1905847017

    Do I have to compare thee with a summer's day? William ShakespeareYour computer may be able to make 1,000,000,000,000 calculations every second, but can it translate basic sentences into other languages without hilariously changing them almost beyon ... more

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