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The Economist Style Guide

An updated and refreshed edition of this bestselling guide to English usage.

The Wisdom of Finance

Mihir Desai

Putting the humanity back into finance by looking at the profession's core principles through the prism of art, literature and film.

That's The Way It Crumbles

Matthew Engel

Americanisms have been slyly coloring the English language for centuries, and this practice must stop. Period.

Nemo's Almanac

Ian Patterson

A literary quiz full of quotes that will challenge, cheer and enlighten book buffs

The Art of Rivalry

Sebastian Smee

Pulitzer Prize-winning Sebastian Smee reveals how love and betrayal shaped the careers of eight famous artists

Making Sense

David Crystal

The world's best-known authority on the English language reveals the secrets and subtleties of its grammar

Telling Tales in Greek

Lorna Robinson

An engaging guide to ancient Greece, narrated by the sly hero Odysseus.

Music: Ideas in Profile

Andrew Gant

The best concise introduction to an essential subject

Christmas Carols

Andrew Gant

Here's something to set you singing this Christmas – a history of twenty odd carols in a beautiful edition. An ideal Christmas book gift.

O Sing unto the Lord

Andrew Gant

The biography of a quintessentially English tradition by one of its leading scholars and proponents


Catherine Belsey

The next introduction in the IDEAS IN PROFILE series: a snappy but serious introduction to criticism

Making a Point

David Crystal

The triumphant third volume in David Crystal's classic series on the English language combines the first history of English punctuation with a com…

How to Watch a Movie

David Thomson

An enlightening guide to all the magical workings of watching film from 'a giant in the world of film criticism' (The Times)

Distant Lands

Lorna Robinson

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…

Fashion on the Ration

Julie Summers

A social history to be seen with: bestselling author of Jambusters (filmed as Home Fires) lifts the veil on wartime fashion.

The Globe Guide to Shakespeare

Andrew Dickson

The only guide to Shakespeare you'll ever need, fully endorsed by Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

The Art of Understanding Art

Hugh Moss

A refreshingly original and thought-provoking new theory of art, argued with intelligence, panache and wit.


Gaston Dorren

Why the Spanish speak so fast, the Dutch are gender-benders and it's hard to add up in Breton


Rosemary Hill

A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry

Shakespeare: Ideas in Profile

Paul Edmondson

A short introduction to Shakespeare by expert Paul Edmondson

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