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Product Description: '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...read more

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9781473620308 | Coronet, October 25, 2016, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: 'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.

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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Product Description: Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes. With over 1,000 new quotations from all media, it's easy to find hilarious quotes on subjects ranging from Argument to Diets, from Computers to The Weather...read more
By Gyles Brandreth (editor)

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9780199681365 | 5th edition (Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2013), cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes.

Paperback:

9780199681372 | 5th edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2015), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Writer, broadcaster, and wit Gyles Brandreth has completely revised Ned Sherrin's classic collection of wisecracks, one-liners, and anecdotes.
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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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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Product Description: Prominent Sherlockians have collected all of the facts, trivia, and quotes that remind readers why Sherlock Holmes is such an important literary creationExploring the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, this miscellany examines his place in literary history, his popularity, and how he has become the iconic, timeless character who is loved by millions...read more
By Gyles Brandreth (foreword by)

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9780752471525 | Trafalgar Square, October 10, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Prominent Sherlockians have collected all of the facts, trivia, and quotes that remind readers why Sherlock Holmes is such an important literary creationExploring the fascinating and enigmatic world of Sherlock Holmes, this miscellany examines his place in literary history, his popularity, and how he has become the iconic, timeless character who is loved by millions.

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Product Description: In OSCAR WILDE AND THE MURDERS AT READING GAOL, the sixth in Gyles Brandreth's acclaimed Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, Reading Gaol's most famous prisoner is pitted against a ruthless and fiendishly clever serial killer...read more

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9781848542532 | John Murray Pubs Ltd, October 25, 2012, cover price $30.45 | About this edition: In OSCAR WILDE AND THE MURDERS AT READING GAOL, the sixth in Gyles Brandreth's acclaimed Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, Reading Gaol's most famous prisoner is pitted against a ruthless and fiendishly clever serial killer.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Product Description: In OSCAR WILDE AND THE VATICAN MURDERS, the fifth in Gyles Brandreth's acclaimed Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, the two must penetrate the highest echelons of the Catholic Church to solve a macabre series of killings...read more

Hardcover:

9781848542501 | John Murray Pubs Ltd, October 13, 2011, cover price $32.55 | About this edition: In OSCAR WILDE AND THE VATICAN MURDERS, the fifth in Gyles Brandreth's acclaimed Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle, the two must penetrate the highest echelons of the Catholic Church to solve a macabre series of killings.

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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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Product Description: Two fleas were leaving the movie theater and one said to the other: “Shall we walk or take a dog?’’ Warning: get ready for irrepressible, unrestrained giggles, because these super funny jokes will bring on super sized laughs! Whether the subject is a fly in the food, animal antics, wacky doctors, or classroom hijinks (Teacher: I wish you’d pay a little attention...read more
By Nick Berringer (illustrator) and Gyles Brandreth

Paperback:

9781402747137 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, October 6, 2009, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Two fleas were leaving the movie theater and one said to the other: “Shall we walk or take a dog?
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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Product Description: En mayo de 1892, Oscar Wilde ya es toda una celebridad, famoso por sus fiestas y sus ocurrencias. Pero ni el mismo podria haber adivinado lo que provocaria cuando, en una reunion del club Socrates, propone jugar al «Asesinato». Cada uno de sus invitados debe escribir en un papel el nombre de la persona a la que desearian matar...read more

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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 | About this edition: En mayo de 1892, Oscar Wilde ya es toda una celebridad, famoso por sus fiestas y sus ocurrencias.

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Playwright and raconteur Oscar Wilde embarks on another adventure as he sets sail for America in the 1880s on a roller coaster of a lecture tour. But the adventure doesn't truly begin until Oscar boards an ocean liner headed back across the Atlantic and joins a motley crew led by French impresario Edmond La Grange. As Oscar becomes entangled with the La Grange acting dynasty, he suspects that all is not as it seems. What begins with a curious death at sea soon escalates to a series of increasingly macabre tragedies once the troupe arrives in Paris to perform Hamlet. A strange air of indifference surrounds these seemingly random events, inciting Oscar to dig deeper, aided by his friends Robert Sherard and the divine Sarah Bernhardt. What he discovers is a horrifying secret -- one that may bring him closer to his own last chapter than anyone could have imagined. As intelligent as it is beguiling, this third installment in the richly historical mystery series is sure to captivate and entertain.

Hardcover:

9781439137284 | Touchstone Books, September 1, 2009, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Playwright and raconteur Oscar Wilde embarks on another adventure as he sets sail for America in the 1880s on a roller coaster of a lecture tour.
9780719569807 | John Murray Pubs Ltd, May 14, 2009, cover price $28.15

Paperback:

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

The second witty installment in an astonishingly authentic historical mystery series featuring detective Oscar Wilde and his partner in crime, Arthur Conan Doyle It's 1892, and Wilde is the toast of London, riding high on the success of his play Lady Windemere's Fan. While celebrating with friends at a dinner party he conjures up a game called "murder" that poses the question: Who would you most like to kill? Wilde and friends -- including Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, and poet Robert Sherard (the novel's narrator) -- write the names of their "victims" on pieces of paper and choose them one by one. After leaving the party, Wilde scoffs at the suggestion that he may have instigated a very dangerous game indeed.... The very next day, the game takes an all-too- sinister turn when the first "victim" turns up dead. Soon Wilde and his band of amateur detectives must travel through the realms of politics, theatre, and even boxing to unearth whose misguided passions have the potential to become deadly poisons...not only for the perpetrator of the seemingly perfect crimes but also for the trio of detectives investigating them. Richly atmospheric and as entertaining as Wilde himself, this book is the second in a series destined to delight mystery readers and fans of historical fiction alike.

Hardcover:

9781416575795 | Touchstone Books, September 9, 2008, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: The second witty installment in an astonishingly authentic historical mystery series featuring detective Oscar Wilde and his partner in crime, Arthur Conan Doyle It's 1892, and Wilde is the toast of London, riding high on the success of his play Lady Windemere's Fan.

Paperback:

9781416534846 | Touchstone Books, September 9, 2008, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: The second witty installment in an astonishingly authentic historical mystery series featuring detective Oscar Wilde and his partner in crime, Arthur Conan Doyle It's 1892, and Wilde is the toast of London, riding high on the success of his play Lady Windemere's Fan.

Miscellaneous:

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

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Product Description: Londres, 1889. El célebre poeta y dramaturgo Oscar Wilde es ya una sensación literaria. Toda Europa está a sus pies y éste es su mejor momento. Pero cuando se encuentra con el cadáver desnudo de Billy Wood, un bello modelo adolescente, que ha sido degollado en una habitación oscura y asfixiante, no puede olvidar el brutal asesinato...read more

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9788493618025 | Ediciones Urano, March 24, 2008, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Londres, 1889.

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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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Product Description: Each year a national figure is invited to give a lecture on a topic of burning contemporary importance. Cherie Booth writes about a Catholic perspective on human rights. Charles Moore, former editor of The Daily Telegraph writes about witnessing to the truth and personal courage in public life...read more

Paperback:

9780860123880 | Burns & Oates Ltd, May 30, 2005, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Each year a national figure is invited to give a lecture on a topic of burning contemporary importance.

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Product Description: For eight decades Gielgud dominated his profession, as a classical actor playing the definitive Hamlet, Richard II and Lear, and later in plays by Pinter and Alan Bennett. In his twenties he appeared in silent movies and more than half a century later, he became a Hollywood star...read more

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780753113073 | Unabridged edition (Isis Audio, April 30, 2002), cover price $51.95 | About this edition: For eight decades Gielgud dominated his profession, as a classical actor playing the definitive Hamlet, Richard II and Lear, and later in plays by Pinter and Alan Bennett.

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