Mark Forsyth Books

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    A Christmas Cornucopia (Hardback) Mark Forsyth

    The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. We don't know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means 'Go away, Christ'. Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on 28 March - and only moved to...

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    The Elements of Eloquence (English, Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book.

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    The Elements of Eloquence (Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Charles Moore, Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book.

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    The Unknown Unknown (English, Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    A brilliantly funny and clever exploration of why it's only in a bookshop that you'll find something you never knew you wanted to read, from the author of The Etymologicon, The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence

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    The Etymologicon (Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week

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    He 162 Volksjager Units (English, Paperback) Robert Forsyth, Jim Laurier

    The Volksjager was an interceptor cheaply manufactured for Germany s final stand. For aviation and World War II enthusiasts, this study explores the operational history of the He 162."

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    The Elements of Eloquence (English, Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrasesuch as O Captain! My Captain!” or To be or not to be”memorable.In his inimitably entertaining and wonderfully witty style, he takes apart famous phrases and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or quip like Oscar Wilde. Whether...

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  • The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language (English, Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    The writer behind the popular and humorous blog Inky Fool explores the interesting and surprising connections between words in the English language, including how one can go from being “gruntled” to “disgruntled” and what salaries have to do with salt. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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    The Horologicon (English, Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized. Find yourself pretending to work? That’s fudgelling. And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just don’t get too vinomadefied; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated. The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most...

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    Collins English Dictionary Complete and Unabridged Edition (English, Hardback) Collins Dictionaries

    More than 50,000 newly added entries, and over 722,000 words, meanings and phrases. Now updated to show recent biographical changes. More place names and biographical entries - with over 8,500 place names and 5,500 biographies you will encounter thousands of fascinating facts and figures at your fingertips.

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    The Horologicon (Paperback) Mark Forsyth

    FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON Mark Forsyth presents a delightfully eccentric day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words. From uhtceare in the hours before dawn through to dream drumbles at bedtime, The Horologicon gives you the extraordinary lost words you never knew you needed. Wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogrobolized....

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  • British Columbia Almanac (English, Book) Mark Forsythe $20.41
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    The Trail of 1858 (English, Paperback) Mark Forsythe, Greg Dickson

    "A real treat for history buffs..."--Annie Boulanger, "The Record" Partial proceeds from sales will be donatedto the BC Historical Federation.

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    Ju 52/3M Bomber and Transport Units 1936-41 (English, Paperback) Robert Forsyth, Jim Laurier

    An authoritative history of the Ju 52/3m, the Luftwaffe's 'unsung', yet crucial, workhorse, which will appeal to all enthusiasts of the air war in World War 2.

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    From the West Coast to the Western Front (English, Paperback) Greg Dickson, Mark Forsythe

    It has often been observed that the First World War jolted Canada into nationhood, and as Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson show in this compelling book, no province participated more eagerly in that transformation or felt the aftershock more harshly than British Columbia. In From the West Coast to the Western Front, Forsythe, host of CBC Radio's mid-day show BC Almanac, marks the 100th anniversary...

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    Jagdgeschwader 1 'OESAU' Aces 1939-45 (English, Paperback) Robert Forsyth, Jim Laurier

    Formed shortly after the outbreak of World War 2, and equipped with Messerschmitt Bf 109Es, Jagdgeschwader 1 was initally tasked to defend the regional North Sea and Baltic coastal areas and the Germany's main port cities and naval bases. The greatest task for JG 1 though came after 1942 in its defence of the Reich against the US Eighth Air Force's B-17s and B-24s, bearing the brunt of defence...

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    Essay Writing Skills (English, Paperback) Patrick Forsyth, Jacqueline Connelly

    Offers practical and proven ways to maximise your success in various aspects of essay writing. This title provides guidance and advice on good research techniques, grammar and accuracy, creating an essay plan and correctly citing your sources.

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    Strategy (English, Hardback) Richard Bailey, James W. Forsyth

    How does one engage in the study of strategy? Strategy: Context and Adaptation from Archidamus to Airpower argues that strategy is not just concerned with amassing knowledge; it is also about recognizing our imperfect understanding of the environment and respecting the complex nature of adaptation to the unforeseen or unexpected. In essence, the strongest strategists are those who commit to an...

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