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I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot From School
Caroline Taggart.
Publisher: Reader's Digest.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781621451822.  Daedalus Item Code: 72521
 
If you no longer can identify the capital of Chile or the names of the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice; if you don't recall the basics of osmosis or the number of continents in the ... (Read More)
 
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It Just Slipped Out: A Bulging Encyclopedia of Double Entendres
Russell Ash.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780755360864.  Daedalus Item Code: 72646
 
Whether unwittingly filthy or gleefully subversive, the institution of innuendo and double entendre is part of our comedy tradition. This hilarious compendium of suggestive speech offers dozens of ... (Read More)
 
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Kings & Queens: Heritage Series
Vicky Wood.
Publisher: Crimson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781780590752.  Daedalus Item Code: 51836
 
Covering ten centuries of civil wars, executions, abdications, and royal weddings, this little book profiles every reigning English king or queen since Alfred the Great. Here too are events from the ... (Read More)
 
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Language!: 500 Years of the Vulgar Tongue
Jonathon Green.
Publisher: Atlantic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848878983.  Daedalus Item Code: 73946
 
Britain's foremost lexicographer of slang—having been responsible for the Chambers Slang Dictionary, the Slang Thesaurus, Slang Down the Ages, and the multivolume Green's ... (Read More)
 
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The Little Book of Celtic Names
Loreto Todd.
Publisher: O'Brien Press.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847173294.  Daedalus Item Code: 73412
 
From familiar selections like Kenneth and Nora to such uncommon choices as Ynyr and Oanez, this dictionary includes more than 500 Celtic names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of ... (Read More)
 
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A Miscellany of Murder: From History and Literature to True Crime and Television, a Killer Selection of Trivia
The Monday Murder Club.
Publisher: Adams Media.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781440525933.  Daedalus Item Code: 73915
 
How many people did Agatha Christie kill with her pen? What was Jack the Ripper's supposed occupation? And why is Adelaide, Australia, called the "City of Corpses?" With chapters devoted to each of ... (Read More)
 
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My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920–1990
Tad Burness. Matt Stone, commentary.
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780316430913.  Daedalus Item Code: 79308
 
From the 1970s, when he began publishing his encyclopedic car spotter's guides, Tad Burness's ongoing labor of love informed and excited generations of car fans in the years before the Internet made ... (Read More)
 
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The New England Economical Housekeeper, and Family Receipt Book: American Antiquarian Cookbook Collection
Esther A. Howland. Barbara Lynch, intro.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781449431747.  Daedalus Item Code: 72527
 
First published in 1844, Esther Howland's multifaceted regional cookbook has a strong emphasis on thrift and self-reliance in the home, themes that reflected her New England heritage; it is reprinted ... (Read More)
 
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The Novel Cure: An A–Z of Literary Remedies
Ella Berthoud & Susan Elderkin.
Publisher: Canongate.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9780857864208.  Daedalus Item Code: 70123
 
If you believe that books like To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby are more than just page-turners, you may well be right. While we generally read novels for entertainment, ... (Read More)
 
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Phraseology: Thousands of Bizarre Origins, Unexpected Connections, and Fascinating Facts about English's Best Expressions
Barbara Ann Kipfer.
Publisher: Sourcebooks.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781402212871.  Daedalus Item Code: 73620
 
Entertaining and enlightening, this book explains the origins of thousands of expressions, idioms, and turns of phrase we use every day, even if we don't know where they came from. Across the board, ... (Read More)
 
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Pictorial Webster's Pocket Dictionary
John M. Carrera.
Publisher: Chronicle.   Format: no jacket.
ISBN: 9781452101644.  Daedalus Item Code: 71185
 
Presented in alphabetical order, as a "source for creativity in the human brain," this lovely little book is packed with more than 500 engravings that originally appeared in 19th-century Webster's ... (Read More)
 
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The Pocket Enquire Within: A Guide to the Niceties and Necessities of Victorian Domestic Life
George Armstrong, ed.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781847945846.  Daedalus Item Code: 73724
 
What is the correct way to carve a partridge? Can egg whites be used to repair broken china? And how should leeches be applied? First published in 1856, this guide to domestic life is packed with ... (Read More)
 
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