Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable
Cassell, 2001 - Allusions in literature - 1298 pages
"Dr Brewer's classic work of reference, fully revised and updated for the millennium, now available in paperback"
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Review: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and FableUser Review - Margaret Adams - Goodreads
This book is often referred to as the classic reference for writers and speakers. It is. So many terms and phrases that one hears used are explained here and the origin of the term given. It is an excellent reference book and interesting in its own right. Read full review
Review: Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and FableUser Review - Richard Thomas - Goodreads
Indispensable. Read full review