A witty, elegant enquiry into the art of persuasion, updated for the witless, inelegant Trump era
The newest volume in David Crystal's pentalogy of the English language, focusing on the subtleties of pronunciation
Sotheby's art expert exposes five centuries of history, scandals, big wins and horrifying losses in the international art world
A revolutionary account of the origins of language from one of the world's best known and most influential linguists
A selection of works by LRB editor and journalist Mary-Kay Wilmers.
Get writing right – in the only way that matters
We are all instinctively musical. Why? And how does music work? Indeed, what is (or isn't) music? Adam Ockelford has the answers
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 co…
An enlightening guide to all the magical workings of watching film from 'a giant in the world of film criticism' (The Times)