An updated and refreshed edition of this bestselling guide to English usage.
Putting the humanity back into finance by looking at the profession's core principles through the prism of art, literature and film.
Americanisms have been slyly coloring the English language for centuries, and this practice must stop. Period.
A literary quiz full of quotes that will challenge, cheer and enlighten book buffs
Pulitzer Prize-winning Sebastian Smee reveals how love and betrayal shaped the careers of eight famous artists
The world's best-known authority on the English language reveals the secrets and subtleties of its grammar
An engaging guide to ancient Greece, narrated by the sly hero Odysseus.
The best concise introduction to an essential subject
Here's something to set you singing this Christmas – a history of twenty odd carols in a beautiful edition. An ideal Christmas book gift.
The biography of a quintessentially English tradition by one of its leading scholars and proponents
The next introduction in the IDEAS IN PROFILE series: a snappy but serious introduction to criticism
The triumphant third volume in David Crystal's classic series on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a com…
An enlightening guide to all the magical workings of watching film from 'a giant in the world of film criticism' (The Times)
A sequel to Telling Tales in Latin, the acclaimed textbook from the Iris Project, Telling Tales in Latin: Distant Lands appeals to a wide range of lea…
A social history to be seen with: bestselling author of Jambusters (filmed as Home Fires) lifts the veil on wartime fashion.
The only guide to Shakespeare you'll ever need, fully endorsed by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
A refreshingly original and thought-provoking new theory of art, argued with intelligence, panache and wit.
Why the Spanish speak so fast, the Dutch are gender-benders and it's hard to add up in Breton
A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry
A short introduction to Shakespeare by expert Paul Edmondson