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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 2022
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The Almanac
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Rationality
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Covid By Numbers
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Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine 2022
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Rebel Ideas
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Coin Yearbook 2022
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The Illustrated Etymologicon
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Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners
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Short Stories in French for Beginners
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2022 Guide to the Night Sky
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RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds
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The Library
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£25.00
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Nudge
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£12.99
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Oxford English Mini Dictionary
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Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2022
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£20.00   £14.99
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Humble Pie and Cold Turkey
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Our Best Reference Books

Guinness World Records 2022
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The Almanac
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£12.99
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2022 Guide to the Night Sky
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Paperback Oxford English Dictionary
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SCRABBLE (TM) Dictionary
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Pocket World In Figures 2022
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Word Perfect
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£14.99   £12.99
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Brilliant Maps
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£20.00
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Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2022
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The Flavour Thesaurus
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500 Words You Should Know
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On This Day in History
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£10.99
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British Wildlife
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£16.99
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Collins Bird Guide
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£19.99
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The Beauty of Knowledge

Time
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£9.99
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Atlas of the Invisible
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Dinosaurs
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£9.99
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The Ottomans
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£30.00
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Beautiful News
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£25.00
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The Madman's Library
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The Illustrated Etymologicon
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Green Ideas Slipcase
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£100.00
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The Black History Book
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£19.99
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Mustn't Grumble
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£14.99
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Brilliant Maps
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£20.00
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Nature's Palette
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£35.00
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The Library
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£25.00
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Atlas of Imagined Places
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Phosphorescence
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£16.99
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STRATA
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£50.00
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Thing Explainer
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Our Best Language Books

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Short Stories in French for Beginners
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Fiction in Translation

Norwegian Wood
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My Brilliant Friend
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