The Festival Guide reviews Australia's festival hotspots from around the country. It includes the most popular arts, music, writing, and cultural festivals as well as some more unusual ones. Audience demographics range from mass market to fringe, young to old, singles to families, affluent to 'I'll find ...Show more
How on earth did 'with bells on' come to express enthusiasm? What do chips on shoulders have to do with inferiority complexes? And who is the face that launched a thousand ships? Did you know that 'the rule of thumb' refers to the use of the thumb to make measurements, as the first joint of the average ...Show more
In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase ...Show more
The annual edition of the best-selling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and publish words and illustration for children and young adults, the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook is now in its 12th edition. Acknowledged by the publishing industry, authors and would-be writers as ...Show more
The pub quiz has become a fixture in the social life of the nation, but the prospective quizmaster is faced with a perennial quandary: make the questions too hard and you guarantee a long and painful evening; too easy and you have a multiple tie for first place. David Rothwell (author of the A to Z of E ...Show more
Make Every Word Memorable! To be remembered for your words, you need to write with skill and style. Whether you're crafting a novel, composing an e-mail, or creating a technical report, Mastering the Craft of Writing presents 52 practical techniques to improve your prose. Spend a week with each techniqu ...Show more
'Immortal Words' is an anthology of history's most memorable, uplifting or thought-provoking quotations from all ages and nations.
Whether you want to learn some loops or practise plaits, this guide reveals everything you need to know about knot tying. With clear instructions and step-by-step photographs, you can be sure that you will select the correct type of rope. From fishing to camping, sailing to mountaineering, this handy gu ...Show more