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From the curiosities of our lexicon and grammar to crafting a poem, here you’ll discover our bestselling language and reference books. Explore our vast selection of dictionaries and thesauruses (or thesauri, if you prefer), language learning guides, and books on creative writing. Whether you want to learn a new language or perfect your punctuation, we’ve got something for everyone.

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Our Best Language & Reference Books

Guinness World Records 2023
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Word Perfect
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Burn After Writing
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£9.99
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The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2023
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A Dictionary of Law
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£13.99
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Go Big
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£9.99
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How to Be Confident
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£20.00   £16.99
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Natural History Museum Dinosaurs Annual 2023
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Rationality
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£10.99   £9.49
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Nudge
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£10.99
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The, Friendship Book 2023
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Private Eye Annual 2022
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Bitacora - Nueva edicion
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!Exacto!
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£32.99
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Rupert Annual 2023
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Being You
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Our Best Reference Books

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2023
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Night Sky Almanac 2023
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The Nationwide Football Annual 2022-2023
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Paperback Oxford English Dictionary
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2023 Guide to the Night Sky
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The Flavour Thesaurus
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On This Day in History
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£10.99
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Playfair Cricket Annual 2022
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Word Perfect
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£14.99
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Collins Bird Guide
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£19.99
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500 Words You Should Know
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A-Z of Modern Manners
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£14.99
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Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2022
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Schott's Original Miscellany
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From confelicity to groaking, discover the perfect word to describe your every feeling and emotion, thanks to this witty, enlightening and completely addictive lexicographical treasure trove from the Queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner.
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The Beauty of Knowledge

Anatomical Oddities
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The Body - Illustrated
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The Book of Phobias and Manias
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Phaenomena
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£50.00
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Apollo Remastered
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£60.00
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The Hidden Universe
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The Chemistry Book
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£19.99
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The Essential Book of Wicca
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Killer Collections
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£25.00
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Great LGBTQ+ Speeches
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£12.99
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Where to Go Wild in the British Isles
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Seva
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£12.99
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Banned Books
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£12.99
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Music
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£30.00
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The Book of Spells
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Feminine Power
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£30.00
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Shifting Currents
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Timelines of World History
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£25.00
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Our Best Language Books

Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners
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Short Stories in Spanish
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Portuguese in 3 Months with Free Audio App
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Spanish in 3 Months with Free Audio App
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Short Stories in French
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French in 3 Months with Free Audio App
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15-Minute Japanese
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DK
£9.99
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15 Minute Italian
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DK
£9.99
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Short Stories in French for Beginners
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Short Stories in German for Beginners
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Dutch in 3 Months with Free Audio App
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German in 3 Months with Free Audio App
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15 Minute French
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£9.99
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Short Stories in German
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Fiction in Translation

Norwegian Wood
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No Longer Human
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles
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My Brilliant Friend
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The Outsider
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£8.99
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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The Guest Cat
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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Convenience Store Woman
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The Shadow of the Wind
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The Vegetarian
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£8.99
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In The Miso Soup
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If on a Winter's Night a Traveller
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Austerlitz
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