Titles and Forms of Address
A Guide to Correct Use
At a time when long-established conventions in speech and correspondence are being eroded, there are still formal and social occasions when it is necessary to know and understand correct usage. This guide from the publishers of Who’s Who sets out forms of address for men and women with ranks, honours and official appointments. It includes simpler forms appropriate to email and there is guidance on replying to formal invitations and the pronunciation of tricky proper names.
The Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature
Comprising more than 1,100 signed biographical-critical entries, the Continuum Encyclopedia serves as both guide and companion to American literature, surveying its growth and development from Puritan writers of colonial times to the best-selling authors writing today. The volume also contains 70 substantial articles on topics and genres, from abolitionism to young adult literature, all cross-referenced to the biographical entries. Most articles include bibliographic information and there is an index of authors.
Skyscrapers, Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule
What is the difference between Murphy’s Law and Sod’s Law? Why is the Pooh-Pooh Theory implausible? Will we fall victim to the Skyscraper Index? In chapters on everything from politics and economics to scuba diving, Philip Gooden sets out informal laws, unwritten rules and theories, and reveals their origins, the people responsible and what they mean – unless they are as inexplicable as Herblock’s Law: If it’s good, they’ll stop making it.