Explore the English Language

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Mother Tongue: The English Language
1.  Mother Tongue: The English Language by Bill Bryson
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  "Whether or not school put you off, the English Language truly is intensely interesting. If you don't agree, this great introduction should change your mind while simultaneously amusing you."
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The Adventure of English
2.  The Adventure of English by Melvyn Bragg
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  "If you enjoyed the above book, this should be next on your list to more fully explore the history of the English language. Informative and easy to read."
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The Stories of English
3.  The Stories of English by David Crystal
The list author says:
  "Similar in scope to the above book and a worthy alternative or supplementary reading depending on your level of interest."
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Troublesome Words
4.  Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson
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  "More Bryson but if you want to understand the subtleties of English and avoid making mistakes this is really worthwhile. Plus it's witty and illustrated with great examples."
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Shorter Oxford English Dictionary [With CDROM]
5.  Shorter Oxford English Dictionary [With CDROM] by William R. Trumble
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  "Pricey but if you can afford it this is indubitably the best 1-2 volume dictionary out there."
£107.09   Used & New from: £55.59
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The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works
6.  The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works by William Shakespeare
The list author says:
  "The best Complete Works of Shakespeare. All difficult words and phrases are explained on the same page; it doesn't shy away from the raciness; good introductions. Easy and delightful to read."
£22.75   Used & New from: £10.28
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Rediscover Grammar
7.  Rediscover Grammar by Prof David Crystal
The list author says:
  "This looks like the best of the bunch of grammar books and it is well worth honing your skills. I got all the basics off the internet but should probably invest in this myself."
£19.23   Used & New from: £10.49
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