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.
Quentin Blake's Ten Frogs/Diez Ranas
From 1 (One Crow/Un Cuervo) to 10 (Ten Frogs/Diez Ranas), and two big numbers – 20 and 100 – Quentin Blake’s counting book is illustrated in inimitable style with dogs, cats, rats, fish, ducks and chickens for young children to count and to learn their first number words in English and Spanish. Age 2+
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.