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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Author: Susie Dent

ISBN: 9780550102454
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 1480
Published: 18 November 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.8 x 17.0 x 6.0
Take the scenic route to knowledge.

A much-loved title since 1870, this 19th edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the wit and wisdom that characterize its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that are its hallmark.

Thoroughly updated with new entries covering everything from the iPad to the Jasmine Revolution, from Aleksandr Orlov to the London 2012 Olympics, this unique dictionary gives you all the stories behind the words, expressions, people, places, myths and legends that capture the intriguing cultural mix of the English-speaking world.

About the Author

Chambers, now Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd following the acquisition of the Harrap bilingual dictionary list in the early 1990s, continues to be based in Edinburgh. As of 2006 it is part of the Hachette Livre UK group of publishers. As well as the core business of publishing dictionaries and thesauruses, Chambers also publishes a range of language-reference titles, reference titles on science,...

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