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From Shakespeare and Oscar Wilde to Fidel Castro and Dolly Parton, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations features 4,000 of the best quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from 'Parties' to 'Punctuality', and from 'Apology' to 'Toasts', this is the ideal tool for finding exactly the right words to express yourself in any situation.
Its perfect complement is the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, which includes fascinating information on 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world and across 250 subjects--from 'Cats' and 'Dogs' to 'Achievement' and 'Extravagance'.
For the first time included in the Gift Box is the Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins, offering 1,000 word histories arranged by theme, from food to phobias, and from universe to love.
Between them, these three charming little books will have the perfect words for whatever you want to say.
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Susan Ratcliffe is Associate Editor for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries, and over the last twenty years has edited several titles including the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Subject (2nd edition, 2010), the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (6th edition, 2011), and the Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations (4rd edition, 2011).
A historical lexicographer, having previously worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Elizabeth Knowles has had a long association with Oxford Quotations Dictionaries. As well as the 8th edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2014), her editorial credits include the Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2nd edition, 2005), the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3rd edition, 2007), What They Didn't Say: A Book of Misquotations (2006), and How To Read a Word (2010).
Julia Cresswell is an experienced author and language researcher, having worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Books to her credit include Naming Your Baby: The Definitive Dictionary of First Names and The Cat's Pyjamas: The Penguin Book of Cliches.
Review from previous edition: "This little gem fits well in the pocket or handbag to browse on journeys, or to sit on domestic shelves as a useful home reference tool or a fun browse."
--Reference Reviews 02/12/2013
"An ideal gift and a wonderful source of ideas, it's also a great book to browse through to find the right words for any occasion."
"Small enough to carry with you wherever you go, this beautiful hardback book offers a wonderland of insights into the words we use everyday with very little thought."
"would make an ideal and inexpensive present for anyone who loves words"
--Sue Magee, Bookbag 01/11/2014
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