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The How to be British Collection

Spiral bound
by Martyn Alexander Ford
A perennially popular collection of colour cartoon illustrations, with accompanying texts, on the endearing oddities of our British life and character. Drawing on their many years' experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language the authors also offer the wider world a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to get around in English and at the same time make sense of our 'funny ways'.
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F in Geography

by Richard Benson
If you get perspiration and precipitation confused, then take comfort in this hilarious, all-new, fun-size dose of "F in Exams", containing some of the most cringeworthy howlers from school Geography exams.
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Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Case

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by Dedopulos, Tim
Join the world's greatest fictional detective and use your own powers of deduction to solve these ingenious enigmas. Written by Holmes's famous sidekick Dr John Watson and drawing on the Baker Street sleuth's most famous cases, this remarkable collection of over 70 puzzles features all kinds of challenges to suit all levels of logical skill. "You know my methods, apply them." (Sherlock Holmes).
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Very British Problems: Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time

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by Rob Temple
There's an epidemic sweeping the nation Symptoms include: acute embarrassment at the mere notion of 'making a fuss', extreme awkwardness when faced with any social greeting beyond a brisk handshake, an unhealthy preoccupation with meteorology Doctors have also reported several cases of unnecessary apologising, an obsessive interest in correct queuing etiquette and dramatic sighing in the presence of loud te...
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Other-Wordly: Words Both Strange and Lovely from Around the World

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by Yee-Lum Mak
Discover words to surprise, delight and enamor. Learn terms for the sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees, for dancing awkwardly but with relish, and for the look shared by two people who each wish the other would speak first.
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Books v. Cigarettes

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by Orwell, George
Beginning with a dilemma about whether he spends more money on reading or smoking, George Orwell's entertaining and uncompromising essays go on to explore everything from the perils of second-hand bookshops to the dubious profession of being a critic, from freedom of the press to what patriotism really means.
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Sherlock Holmes' Elementary Puzzles

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by Tim Dedopulos
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A Dictionary of RAF Slang

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by Eric Partridge
A retro 1945 book about the Royal Air Force's slang words and phrases. Over the first half of the 20th Century, the servicemen and women of the Royal Air Force created their own rich language. This remarkable book by lexicographer Eric Partridge records the meaning behind a fascinating list of slang, from Canteen Cowboys (ladies' men) to Half-Pint Heroes (boasters). The Dictionary of RAF Slang is ...
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13 Journeys Through Space and Time: Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution

An exploration of space and time and a journey of discovery, through thirteen of the most fascinating Christmas Lectures given at the Royal Institution of Great Britain over the last 200 years.
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William Shakespeare - The Complete Plays in One Sitting

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by Joelle Herr
Get to know Shakespeare’s plays like never before. With comprehensive summaries and character profiles from each of the 38 comedies, tragedies and histories, this accessible mini guide to the Bard is perfect for either digesting in small doses or devouring in one sitting. Complemented by illustrations throughout, it is sure to entertain novices and Shakespeare lovers alike.
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Why I Write

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by George Orwell
Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.
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A Curious Guide to London

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by Leyland, Simon
From petticoat duels and lucky cats to the Stiffs Express, Lord Nelson's spare nose, the Piccadilly earthquake and the Great Beer Flood of 1814, A Curious Guide to London takes you on a captivating, wildly entertaining tour of the city you think you know, unearthing the capital's secrets and commemorating its rich, colourful and unusual history. Brimming with tales of London's forgotten past, its strangest ...
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The Wild Places

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by Robert Macfarlane
In The Wild Places, Robert Macfarlane embarks on a series of beautifully described journeys in the remaining wildernesses of Britain and Ireland. The result is both an intellectual and a physical journey, with the author travelling in time as well as space. Guided by monks, questers, scientists, philosophers, poets and artists, both living and dead, he explores our changing ideas of the wild.
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For the Love of the Archers: An Unofficial Companion

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by Beth Miller
Have you ever wondered...* Why did listeners campaign to 'Free the Ambridge One'? * How many of the Horrobins have spent time at Her Majesty's pleasure? * Who fell to his untimely death from the roof of Lower Loxley Hall one stormy January night? For the answers to all these questions and many more, dive into this fascinating miscellany and become an Ambridge expert. It's been over 60 years since the famili...
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Bonjour Tristesse and a Certain Smile

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by Francoise Sagan
Published when she was only nineteen, Francoise Sagan's astonishing first novel Bonjour Tristesse became an instant bestseller. It tells the story of Cecile, who leads a carefree life with her widowed father and his young mistresses until, one hot summer on the Riviera, he decides to remarry - with devastating consequences. In A Certain Smile, Dominique, a young woman bored with her lover, begins an encount...
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Ten Poems about Gardens (Instead of a Card set)

Pamphlet
by Various
Ten Poems about Gardens set from a charming “Instead of a card” series of pamphlets from Candlestick Press, consisting of an attractively produced booklet with the poems, a bookmark left blank for that special message and an envelope – an imaginative alternative for all who still regard sending a card as a more proper, warm and friendly way of offering greetings for those special occasions.
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Ten Poems about Cats (Instead of a Card set)

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Ten Poems about Cats set from a charming “Instead of a card” series of pamphlets from Candlestick Press, consisting of an attractively produced booklet with the poems, a bookmark left blank for that special message and an envelope – an imaginative alternative for all who still regard sending a card as a more proper, warm and friendly way of offering greetings for those special occasions.
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Ten Poems about Mothers (Instead of a Card set)

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Ten Poems about Mothers set from a charming “Instead of a card” series of pamphlets from Candlestick Press, consisting of an attractively produced booklet with the poems, a bookmark left blank for that special message and an envelope – an imaginative alternative for all who still regard sending a card as a more proper, warm and friendly way of offering greetings for those special occasions.
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Ten Poems about London (Instead of a Card set)

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Ten Poems about London set from a charming “Instead of a card” series of pamphlets from Candlestick Press, consisting of an attractively produced booklet with the poems, a bookmark left blank for that special message and an envelope – an imaginative alternative for all who still regard sending a card as a more proper, warm and friendly way of offering greetings for those special occasions.
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Ten Poems by The Romantics (Instead of a Card set)

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Ten Poems by The Romantics set from a charming “Instead of a card” series of pamphlets from Candlestick Press, consisting of an attractively produced booklet with the poems, a bookmark left blank for that special message and an envelope – an imaginative alternative for all who still regard sending a card as a more proper, warm and friendly way of offering greetings for those special occasions.
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