Little Oxford Gift Box: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations; Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Little Oxford Gift Box: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations; Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Multiple copy pack

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles, Edited by Susan Ratcliffe

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Multiple copy pack | 1008 pages
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 160mm x 70mm | 840g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019968359X
  • ISBN 13: 9780199683598
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 242,602

Product description

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'. Here are classic quotations from writers like Helen Keller ('Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing'), sharp remarks of today 'I'm just trying to change the world one sequin at a time' (Lady Gaga), and proverbs old and new, from the traditional 'Union is strength' to the African saying 'A single bracelet does not jingle'. Between them, these two charming little books will have the perfect words for whatever you want to say.

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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 7th edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (2009), 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).

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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. Daily Mail