'By judicious updating and editing and by dint of its elegant design and printing, this latest edition retains as strong a place in its reference market niche as it ever did; long may that continue.'
(Stuart James, Past Editor, Reference Reviews, and formerly University Librarian, University of Paisley, UK
An idiosyncratic adventure, pulling you in and saying: "this is, in fact, not what you were
looking for; but it's much more interesting."
Of all the dictionaries in the world [Brewer's
] is the most like a treasure-hunt, where one phrase leads to another, and that to a third, and before you know what's happened, it's time for lunch. (Philip Pullman
Brewer's head-words are so enticing and his definitions so eloquent that it's impossible to stop at one. An addiction may develop. (Carol Rumens, The Independent
'The essential companion to your dictionary and thesaurus' (Writing Magazine
Take the scenic route to knowledge.