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Scapegoats, Shambles & Shibboleths: The Queen's English from the King James Bible
Martin Manser.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780340979792.  Daedalus Item Code: 40748
Four hundred years ago, the publication of the King James Bible enabled clergy and laymen alike to hear and read the Bible in their own language. Spoken, read, repeated, and committed to memory, ... (Read More)
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Scottish Proverbs
Hippocrene Books, eds. Shona Grant, illus. Helen MacRobert Galazka, foreword.
Publisher: Hippocrene.   Format: laminated cover.
ISBN: 9780781806480.  Daedalus Item Code: 52176
Ranging from witty ("A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse") to the wise ("You should be king of your word"), the tone, spirit, and way of life of the Scottish nation resonates in its proverbs. ... (Read More)
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
Jason Roberts.
Publisher: Harper Perennial.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780007161263.  Daedalus Item Code: 51331
(Finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award) This biography is the story of a remarkable explorer known simply as the Blind Traveler. James Holman (1786–1857) circumnavigated the ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare: Staging the World
Jonathan Bate & Dora Thornton.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780199915019.  Daedalus Item Code: 40958
Almost as good as time-traveling back to Shakespeare's London to see one of his plays at the Globe Theatre, this heavily illustrated book gives us the streets, shops, and churches that the poet would ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare: The Biography
Peter Ackroyd.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781400075980.  Daedalus Item Code: 59178
A winner of the Whitbread Book Award and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the biographer of T.S. Eliot, Charles Dickens, William Blake, Thomas More, and the city of London itself, Peter Ackroyd here ... (Read More)
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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Charles Nicholl.
Publisher: National Portrait Gallery.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781855143678.  Daedalus Item Code: 36209
William Shakespeare and his contemporaries helped create not only a new kind of theatre but also a new form of language, finding expression for what it means to be human. Charles Nicholl, who ... (Read More)
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Some Remarks
Neal Stephenson.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781848878556.  Daedalus Item Code: 38329
The multiple Hugo and Locus Award–winning author of Cryptonomicon, Anathem, and Reamde, Neal Stephenson here collects previously published short writings, both fiction and ... (Read More)
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Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry
Al Young.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: hardcover & CD.
ISBN: 9781402210648.  Daedalus Item Code: 42593
Like Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a working man's poetic form, former California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues, ... (Read More)
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The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published
David Skinner.
Publisher: Harper.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780062027467.  Daedalus Item Code: 44372
The editor of Humanities magazine and a member of the usage panel for the American Heritage Dictionary, David Skinner here chronicles the creation of Webster's Third New ... (Read More)
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A Strong West Wind
Gail Caldwell.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812972566.  Daedalus Item Code: 42330
A Pulitzer Prize–winning book critic and the author of Let's Take the Long Way Home, her 2010 memoir of her friendship with columnist Caroline Knapp, Gail Caldwell gave us this remarkable ... (Read More)
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The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food
Adam Gopnik.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307476968.  Daedalus Item Code: 29385
From the author of Paris to the Moon comes this beguiling tour of the morals and manners of America's present food mania, in search of the deeper truths of eating. Never before have we cared ... (Read More)
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Telling Dildrams and Talking Whiff-Whaff: A General Dictionary of Provincialisms, Written with a View to Rescue from Oblivion the Fast Fading Relics of By-Gone Days
William Holloway. David Crystal, foreword.
Publisher: Old House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781908402363.  Daedalus Item Code: 51474
Though it joins many a modern compendium of colorful English cant, this particular dictionary was written in 1839 by William Holloway (1786–1870), who sought to capture the rich language of regional ... (Read More)
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