Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

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Chambers, Oct 1, 2010 - English language - 1488 pages
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Features new entries on everything from designer babies and social kissing to the Secret Seven and Spring-Heeled Jack as well as fascinating 'heritage entries' reproduced unchanged from the 1896 edition of Brewer's which cover all manner of intriguing topics including enchanted castles, magic garters and poison detectors. Broad in scope and a delightful mix of scholarship and eccentricity.

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Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on October 19, 1946. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English. He taught at various Oxford middle schools and at Westminster College for eight years. He is the author of many acclaimed novels, plays, and picture books for readers of all ages. His first book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. His other books include: The Firework-Maker's Daughter; I Was a Rat!; Clockwork or All Wound Up; and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. He is also the author of the Sally Lockhart series and the His Dark Materials Trilogy. He is the author of The Book of Dust, volume 1. He has received numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award for Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Award in 2005.

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