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Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

Written by Bill BrysonBill Bryson Author Alert
Category: Reference; Reference - Dictionaries
Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 978-0-307-37326-7 (0-307-37326-6)

Pub Date: June 22, 2011
Price: $14.99

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Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors
Written by Bill Bryson

Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307373267
Our Price: $14.99

Also available as a trade paperback.
About this Book

From one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling authors, a terrifically useful and readable guide to the problems of the English language most commonly encountered by editors and writers.

What is the singular form of graffiti? From what mythological figure is the word “tantalize” derived? One of the English language’s most skilled writers guides us all toward precise, mistake-free usage. Covering spelling, capitalization, plurals, hyphens, abbreviations, and foreign names and phrases, Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors will be an indispensable companion for all who care enough about our language not to maul, misuse, or contort it.

As Bill Bryson notes, “English is a dazzlingly idiosyncratic tongue, full of quirks and irregularities that often seem willfully at odds with logic and common sense.” This dictionary is an essential guide to the wonderfully disordered thing that is the English language.


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Review Quotes

“One of the best guides to usage there is. I cannot imagine an English-speaking person [who] would not rejoice in [it].”
—Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe

“A reference book with attitude.”
The Gazette (Montreal)

“A worthwhile addition to any writer’s or editor’s reference library.”
Los Angeles Times

“[Bryson is] a world-class grammar maven.”
Seattle Times


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About this Author

BILL BRYSON’s bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, Notes from a Small Island, In a Sunburned Country, Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words, A Short History of Nearly Everything, which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize, and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. Bryson lives in England with his wife and children.


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