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'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.' Only words can do that. Words are magic. Words are fun.Join Gyles Brandreth - wit and word-meister, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, denizen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, founder of the National Scrabble Championships, patron of The Queen's English Society, QI, Room 101, Have I Got News For You and Pointless survivor - on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words and wordplay.Puns, palindromes, pangrams, Malaprops, euphemisms, mnemonics, acronyms, anagrams, alphabeticals, Tweets, verbiage, verbarrhea - if you can name it, you should find it here, along with the longest, shortest, wittiest, wildest, oldest, latest, oddest, most interesting and most memorable words in the English language - the richest, most remarkable language ever known.

Hardcover:

9781473620308 | Coronet, October 25, 2016, cover price $29.99

Paperback:

9781473620292 | Reprint edition (Coronet, October 25, 2016), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: 'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.

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By Gyles Brandreth (editor)

Hardcover:

9780199681365 | 5th edition (Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2013), cover price $35.00

Paperback:

9780199681372 | 5th edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2015), cover price $20.95
9780521295031, titled "Jerzy Grotowski" | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1992, cover price $25.00 | also contains Jerzy Grotowski

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Product Description: The stories of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends have delighted generations of children and adults, but what do we know of the man who created them? A devoted pastor and family man, the Reverend W Awdry first started telling the stories in order to amuse his own children, with no idea that the characters would lead to a global phenomenon that now, seventy years after their first appearance, shows no signs of waning...read more
By Gyles Brandreth (foreword by) and Brian Sibley

Hardcover:

9780745970271 | Lion Pub, September 15, 2015, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The stories of Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends have delighted generations of children and adults, but what do we know of the man who created them?

Hardcover:

9781444769579 | Hodder & Stoughton, January 1, 2015, cover price $33.95

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Product Description: In this new installment in the engaging mystery series Booklist called “pitch-perfect” and “enthralling”—currently in development as a BBC television series—the incomparable playwright, novelist, raconteur, and now ex-convict Oscar Wilde faces his most fiendishly puzzling case yet...read more

Hardcover:

9781439153765 | Touchstone Books, May 14, 2013, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In this new installment in the engaging mystery series Booklist called “pitch-perfect” and “enthralling”—currently in development as a BBC television series—the incomparable playwright, novelist, raconteur, and now ex-convict Oscar Wilde faces his most fiendishly puzzling case yet.

Paperback:

9781439153758 | Touchstone Books, May 14, 2013, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: In this new installment in the engaging mystery series Booklist called “pitch-perfect” and “enthralling”—currently in development as a BBC television series—the incomparable playwright, novelist, raconteur, and now ex-convict Oscar Wilde faces his most fiendishly puzzling case yet.

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By Gyles Brandreth (foreword by)

Hardcover:

9780752471525 | Trafalgar Square, October 10, 2012, cover price $19.95

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This is the first biography of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh - both royal, both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria, but, in temperament and upbringing, two very different people.

Hardcover:

9780712661034 | Gardners Books, September 14, 2004, cover price $35.05 | About this edition: The author, having spent time with the royal couple, explores the marriage between Queen Elizabeth II and Philip.

Paperback:

9780099446736, titled "Philip & Elizabeth: Portrait of a Marriage" | New edition (Random House Uk Ltd, September 1, 2012), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: This is the first biography of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh - both royal, both great-great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria, but, in temperament and upbringing, two very different people.

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Product Description: Oscar Wilde makes a triumphant return to sleuthing in the fifth novel in the critically acclaimed historical murder mystery series based on real events, featuring Wilde as the detective aided by his friend Arthur Conan Doyle, and written by a premier British biographer...read more

Hardcover:

9781439153741 | Touchstone Books, May 8, 2012, cover price $24.00

Paperback:

9781439153734 | Touchstone Books, May 8, 2012, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Oscar Wilde makes a triumphant return to sleuthing in the fifth novel in the critically acclaimed historical murder mystery series based on real events, featuring Wilde as the detective aided by his friend Arthur Conan Doyle, and written by a premier British biographer.

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Hardcover:

9781848542501 | John Murray Pubs Ltd, October 13, 2011, cover price $32.55

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Product Description: Merrythought was one of Britain’s longest running British-made teddy bear firms with a dedicated international following for their quality, highly collectable bears whose life-size models used to dominate stores such as Harrods and Hamleys...read more
By Gyles Brandreth (foreword by) and Kathy, Martin

Hardcover:

9781844680320 | Remember When Pub, October 19, 2009, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Merrythought was one of Britain’s longest running British-made teddy bear firms with a dedicated international following for their quality, highly collectable bears whose life-size models used to dominate stores such as Harrods and Hamleys.

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Hundreds of jokes which are old and new, hilarious and horrendous.
By Nick Berringer (illustrator) and Gyles Brandreth

Paperback:

9781402747137 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, October 6, 2009, cover price $4.95
9780806962009 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, March 1, 1985, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Hundreds of jokes which are old and new, hilarious and horrendous.

Prebinding:

9780833505682 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $14.80 | About this edition: Hundreds of jokes which are old and new, hilarious and horrendous.

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Paperback:

9788493696009, titled "Oscar Wilde y el club de la muerte/ Oscar Wild and the Ring of Death" | Italian edition edition (Spanish Pubs Llc, May 18, 2009), cover price $21.95

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Hardcover:

9781439137284 | Touchstone Books, September 1, 2009, cover price $24.00
9780719569807 | John Murray Pubs Ltd, May 14, 2009, cover price $28.15

Paperback:

9781416534853 | Touchstone Books, September 1, 2009, cover price $16.00

Hardcover:

9781416575795 | Touchstone Books, September 9, 2008, cover price $24.00

Paperback:

9781416534846 | Touchstone Books, September 9, 2008, cover price $14.00

Miscellaneous:

9781416580270 | Touchstone Books, September 9, 2008, cover price $10.99

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A first installment of a new series finds controversial social figure Oscar Wilde enlisting the aid of friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard in the investigation of a young artist model's murder, a case that eventually becomes the inspiration for The Picture of Dorian Gray. Simultaneous.

Hardcover:

9781416551744 | Touchstone Books, January 8, 2008, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: A first installment of a new series finds controversial social figure Oscar Wilde enlisting the aid of friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard in the investigation of a young artist model's murder, a case that eventually becomes the inspiration for The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Miscellaneous:

9781416553793 | Touchstone Books, January 8, 2008, cover price $10.99

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A first installment of a new series finds controversial social figure Oscar Wilde enlisting the aid of friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard in the investigation of a young artist model's murder, a case that eventually becomes the inspiration for The Picture of Dorian Gray. Simultaneous. 35,000 first printing.

Paperback:

9781416534839 | Touchstone Books, January 8, 2008, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A first installment of a new series finds controversial social figure Oscar Wilde enlisting the aid of friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard in the investigation of a young artist model's murder, a case that eventually becomes the inspiration for The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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A biography of Charles and Camilla, two people who have battled against the curious lot that fate has thrown their way. This book presents a portrait of a remarkable relationship, told with an insight and illustrated with photographs from the royal collection.

Hardcover:

9781844138456, titled "Charles & Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair" | Random House Uk Ltd, January 30, 2008, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: A biography of Charles and Camilla, two people who have battled against the curious lot that fate has thrown their way.
9781585678563 | Overlook Pr, September 30, 2006, cover price $24.95

Paperback:

9780099490876, titled "Charles & Camilla: Portrait of a Love Affair" | Random House Uk Ltd, September 28, 2007, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: What are Charles and Camilla really like?

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A revealing account of the marriage of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh offers insight into their contrasting childhoods in spite of a similar ancestry; the impact of exile, assassination, and divorce on Philip's life; and the enigmatic nature of their long-time partnership. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780393061130, titled "Philip & Elizabeth: Portrait of a Royal Marriage" | W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 2005, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: An account of the marriage of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh offers insight into their contrasting childhoods in spite of a similar ancestry, and the enigmatic nature of their long-time partnership.

Paperback:

9780393329490 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, November 1, 2006), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A revealing account of the marriage of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh offers insight into their contrasting childhoods in spite of a similar ancestry; the impact of exile, assassination, and divorce on Philip's life; and the enigmatic nature of their long-time partnership.

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Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780753113073 | Unabridged edition (Isis Audio, April 30, 2002), cover price $51.95

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