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.
Children's Activity Atlas
An Interactive and Fun Way to Explore Your World
From wildebeest in Kenya to shrinking ice seas in Antarctica, these twelve double-page maps, each one surrounded by information and activities such as completing the maps with stickers, are a colourful journey around the world for young explorers-to-be. Inside the front cover is a pocket with a passport, six postcards and more than 250 stickers of flags, wildlife and landmarks. Age 5+
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.