• Africa Writes Back: The African Writers Series & the Launch of African Literature

    June 17, 2008, is the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart by Heinemann. This publication provided the impetus for the foundation of the African Writers Series in 1962 with Chinua Achebe as the editorial adviser. This narrative, drawing liberally on the correspondence with the authors, concentrates on the adventurous first twenty-five years.

    Africa Writes Back: The African Writer’s Series & the Launch of African Literature captures the energy of literary publishing in a new and undefined field. Portraits of the leading characters and the many consultants and readers providing reports and advice to new and established writers make Africa Writes Back a stand-out book. James Currey’s voice and insights are an added bonus.

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  • Collins Easy Learning: French Verbs

    Designed to accompany and complement the dictionary and grammar book in the widely acclaimed Collins Easy Learning range, these titles offer beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to verbs.

    The main section of these handy books consist of 112 fully conjugated verbs, regular and irregular. Each is self-contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses, clearly set out with pronouns. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for most verb models. Similarly conjugated verbs are listed with their translations for complete clarity. The introduction explains in detail each of the three conjugations, showing their regular endings in each conjugation for all the main tenses. It also deals with compound tenses and the use of the passive. Finally, an alphabetical index lists more than 2,000 widely used verbs, and each one cross-refers the user to its basic model in the main verb tables.

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  • Correct English

    Never has there been a greater need to write and speak good English. Correct English aims to help you improve your written and spoken English through understanding the structure of the language. Don’t let the thought of reading about English grammar fill you with horror; this accessible book is a pain-free course to writing comprehensively and confidently.

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    Correct English

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    Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives

    With the memoir boom, life storytelling has become ubiquitous and emerged as a distinct field of study. Reading Autobiography, originally published in 2001, was the first comprehensive critical introduction to life writing in all its forms. Widely adopted for undergraduate and graduate-level courses, it is an essential guide for students and scholars reading and interpreting autobiographical texts and methods across the humanities, social sciences, and visual and performing arts.
    Thoroughly updated, the second edition of Reading Autobiography is the most complete assessment of life narrative in its myriad forms. It lays out a sophisticated, theoretical approach to life writing and the components of autobiographical acts, including memory, experience, identity, embodiment, space, and agency. Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson explore these components, review the history of life writing and the foundations of autobiographical subjectivity, and provide a toolkit for working with twenty-three key concepts. Their survey of innovative forms of life writing, such as autographics and installation self-portraiture, charts recent shifts in autobiographical practice. Especially useful for courses are the appendices: a glossary covering dozens of distinct genres of life writing, proposals for group and classroom projects, and an extensive bibliography.
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  • Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms

    Age Range: 8 – 12 years

    Cat got your tongue? Penny for your thoughts? Come again? Every day, idioms bring color to our speech. Since they don’t really mean what they say, idioms can stump even the native English-speaker. Marvin Terban makes understanding idioms “as easy as pie” with the revised SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF IDIOMS. Explanations for, and origins of, more than 700 everyday American idioms, complete with kid-friendly sample sentences. The entries are amusing as well as educational. Alphabetical listing and cross-referencing index makes finding idioms a “piece of cake.

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    Scholastic Dictionary of Spelling

    Age Range: 6 – 16 years

    With a brand new design, 1,000 additional words, and new fun sections like “The Four Longest Words in the English Language” and “The Spelling Words That Made Kids Champions,” this is the perfect spelling resource for students. The introduction gives instructions for looking up a word the reader does not necessarily know how to spell, offers more than 150 memory tricks to correct commonly misspelled words, and clearly explains general spelling rules (and their exceptions). Furthermore, to aid pronunciation, each word is divided into syllables with the accented syllable in boldface.

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  • Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus

    Age Range: 8+ years

    The Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus is an innovative, easy-to-use title created for the many kids who get frustrated when they try to use a thesaurus. If they look up a word and “it’s not there,” many students will give up rather than turn to the indexes in the back of their books to redirect their searches. The Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus’s innovative same-page index solves this problem.

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  • Scholastic Rhyming Dictionary

    Age Range: 10+ years

    The new edition of the Scholastic Rhyming Dictionary has been completely redesigned to become a kid-friendly resource for finding that perfect rhyme, whether for poetry, prose, song writing, etc.

    Organized by vowel sounds and final syllables, this illustrated rhyming dictionary uses its own easy-to-use, accurate pronunciation system. The student writer looks up the ending sound of a word, which is listed alphabetically, and finds a list of matching rhymes ranging from the everyday to the extraordinary to modern slang. The list includes appropriate words with the same ending sound, regardless of the spelling. An introduction includes the basics of listening for rhyme, with emphasis on sounds, stressed syllables, and different spellings of same sounds.

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  • The Economist Style Guide: A Concise Guide for All Your Business Communications

    An authoritative reference on clear, concise writing

    Witty, concise, and enlightening, The Economist Style Guide is an authoritative resource for all your written communications. Based on the style guide used by the writers for the renowned international business journal acclaimed for its crisp, clear writing, this practical guide offers unerring guidance on grammar, usage, and style in business communications.

    Providing sage advice on writing in general (“Use the language of everyday speech”; “Long paragraphs, like long sentences, confuse the reader”; “Don’t overdo the use of don’t, isn’t, can’t, won’t, etc.”), the Guide clarifies such perpetual questions as: compare with (emphasizes differences) and compare to (similarities) different — used with from, not to or than affect (to have an influence on) and effect (to accomplish).

    There’s also invaluable information on international business terms and abbreviations, political and geographical facts, units of measurement, currencies, trade classifications, differences between American and British English, and much more.

    In today’s high-speed business environment, the ability to communicate clearly, accurately, and concisely is essential to professional success. The Economist Style Guide has become the reference of choice for business people everywhere who need practical, authoritative advice on how to improve their written communications.

    Developed from the style guide used by those who work for The Economist—the international business journal renowned for its writing excellence—this handy resource provides easily accessible answers to the numerous questions of usage, grammar, and style that frequently arise in the course of a business day.

    Offering invaluable guidance on the principles of good writing, The Economist Style Guide defines commonly misused words and expressions, and explains the correct use of punctuation, abbreviations, capital letters, and more —all illustrated with an abundance of amusing examples.

    As an aid to those engaged in international business, the Guide supplies a wealth of handy reference material on such areas as units of measurement, political and geographical terms, currencies, trade classifications, differences between American and British English, and much more.

    Whether you are dashing off a quick e-mail message or preparing a formal report, The Economist Style Guide will help you hone your language skills and sharpen all your business communications. It is an indispensable aid to clarity and precision that will prove its value again and again as the reference book you’ll keep within reach whenever you write.

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  • The Retail Start-Up Book: Successfully Plan, Launch and Grow a Business

    The Retail Start-Up Book provides clear guidance and advice on how to develop a winning retail strategy that seamlessly merges online, offline and digital tactics. Introducing the science of shopping and how to understand customer behaviours and needs, it explores the essential steps of developing a business plan, marketing and promoting a business and advising on buying and visual merchandising. Building on years of retail experience nationally and internationally, in large groups and with independent retailers, the authors meticulously provide invaluable practical insights to help new retailers hit the floor running, or more established organizations grow their business and nurture their profits.

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  • Webster’s Thesaurus

    Suitable for children 8 years and above.

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