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Troublesome Words : A Guide to the English Language

By: Bill Bryson

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin: 2010

Seller ID: 9780141040394

ISBN: 0141040394


What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure? With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years. So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was righ... View more info

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A Point of View

By: Clive James

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Picador: 2013

Seller ID: 9780330534390

ISBN: 0330534394

Condition: New


The BBC Radio 4 series, A Point of View, has been on the air since 2007. Over the years, it's had a variety of presenters – including the national treasure that is Clive James – talking for ten minutes about anything and everything that has captured their imagination, piqued their interest, raised their blood pressure or just downright incensed them that week. Of all the presenters, Clive James was a clear favourite, and now, for the first time, his original pieces – sixty in total – and all new postscripts are collected together in one volume. Read along with Clive as he reflect... View more info