A reference work for those looking for help in order to write a letter, prepare a speech, solve a crossword, or write any manner of prose or poem. It includes various buzzwords and phrases, information about signs of the zodiac and the origins of familiar quotations.
Mary Wollstonecraft and author Mary Shelley were mother and daughter, yet these two extraordinary women never knew one another. Nevertheless, their passionate and pioneering lives remained closely intertwined, their choices, dreams and tragedies eerily similar. This book deals with their life and work.
This highly influential study takes a fresh look at one of the most fertile periods in English literature, a period wich produced writers such as Blake, Keats, Coleridge, and Austen. Marilyn Butler shows that one of the most dynamic and stressful periods of modern history fostered a literature that was itself various and contradictory.
Avoiding the legions of power-crazed traffic wombles attempting to block highway and byway, this title: shows how the world of performance cars may be likened to Battersea Dogs Home; reveals why St Moritz may be the most bonkers town in all of the world; and argues that washing a car is a waste of time.
A photographic guide to every species of bird in Britain and Europe. It comes with a 70-minute CD of birdsong and calls so you can listen to many of the birds. It describes the characteristics of bird anatomy, reproduction, flight, song, and other forms of behaviour, ensuring you'll become an expert birdwatcher in no time.