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  • Words and the First World War by Julian Walker
    Words and the First World War (English, Paperback) Julian Walker

    "The experiences could be understood only as being of such extremity that they stood beyond written words; it was not a failure of language, but a view that, for the individual, language, particularly written words, and the enormity of the experience were not matched."...

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  • The Cape Crusaders by Julian Walker
    The Cape Crusaders (Paperback) Julian Walker

    In 1987, seven people embarked on a three month charity expedition to drive an old red Dennis fire engine from the northern tip of Europe to the southernmost point of Africa. After almost five months, 37,000km, 21 countries, and a journey through rainforest, bush veldt, deserts and urban developments, the author was one of five who completed their odyssey. The Cape Crusaders is his engaging...

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  • Trench Talk by Peter Doyle
    Trench Talk (English, Hardback) Peter Doyle, Julian Walker

    The First World War largely directed the course of the twentieth century. This book looks at how the experience of the First World War changed the English language, adding words that were both in slang and standard military use, and modifying the usage and connotations of existing words and phrases.

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  • The Finishing Touch by Julian Walker
    The Finishing Touch (English, Hardback) Julian Walker

    This fascinating new book explores some of the materials and bizarre methods that women - and men - have used in the past to enhance or hold on to their looks.

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  • Discovering Words by Julian Walker
    Discovering Words (English, Paperback) Julian Walker

    For centuries English has assimilated words from other languages. This title provides an introduction to the subject of etymology, showing how the words we use hold the histories of human interaction and communication.

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  • Words and the First World War by Julian Walker
    Words and the First World War (English, Hardback) Julian Walker

    "The experiences could be understood only as being of such extremity that they stood beyond written words; it was not a failure of language, but a view that, for the individual, language, particularly written words, and the enormity of the experience were not matched."...

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  • Languages and the First World War: Representation and Memory by Christophe Declercq
    Languages and the First World War: Representation and Memory (English, Hardback) Christophe Declercq

    With several terms from the First World War still present in modern speech, Languages and the First World War presents over 30 essays by international academics investigating the linguistic aspects of the 1914-18 conflict.

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  • How to Cure the Plague and Other Curious Remedies by Julian Walker
    How to Cure the Plague and Other Curious Remedies (English, Hardback) Julian Walker

    How to Cure the Plague presents a stark reminder of the days when remedies were based on guesswork or superstition, and people swallowed bizarre or revolting mixtures; yet it was not all 'toads and brandy' - many herb-based treatments formed the basis of modern medicines.

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  • Roar of the Crowd by Julian Walker
    Roar of the Crowd (English, Paperback) Julian Walker

    So many things are at work in our relationship with sport. Partisanship at the most visceral level, amazement at the display of the human body operating at the extremes of power, speed and strength, appreciation of grace, cunning, timing, spatial awareness, drama, forethought. Decades of rivalry are balanced by moments of sweet skill. This major new anthology of great sports writing captures the...

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