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  • Paperback: 1056 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 3Rev Ed edition (1 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141026219
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141026213
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 5.8 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over 90 books, including many for Penguin, and was awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995. He is also the editor of The Penguin Encyclopedia. He lives in Holyhead, Anglesey.

David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published over 90 books, including many for Penguin, and was awarded the OBE for services to the English language in 1995. He is the editor of the Penguin Encyclopedia and the New Penguin Factfinder. He lives in Holyhead, Anglesey.


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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Princess Anne on 23 Jan. 2010
Having been amazed at the total lack of book encyclopedias now on the market, and absolutely refusing to submit to a lifetime of Wikipedia (who wants to go online in the middle of a meal when those knotty queries emerge and you need an encyclopedia there and then?), I was a bit dubious at first - what does "Concise" mean? But I have been very pleased so far. At least I can return to my meals, satisfied.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. K. P. Garnham on 29 Dec. 2009
A brilliant book, easy to use with terrific graphics and lots more info then I thought there would be.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Debbie Roberts on 28 Feb. 2011
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Found it difficult to get an encyclopedia at an affordable price, this book is well written and informative.I only gave it 4 stars because the print is a bit on the tiny side.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nutcracker on 11 July 2012
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I bought this book as a present for my mother because her last encyclopedia was published in 1988. It was a good find as there are less general encyclopedias available because most people have access to the internet and do not use books anymore. She was very pleased with it and uses it every day when doing crosswords.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By david on 13 Feb. 2013
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A very disappointing Encyclopedia; not what I expected from the reviews it received on Amazon. Information in the book is very limited and expected a much better Encyclopedia for the money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rudyjudy on 1 Feb. 2013
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Good reference guide for crosswords etc.but some searches have not been successful.
For instance - no easily accessed list of kings and queens of Gt.Britain.
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All that knowledge in one book! All that explanation and commentary whittled down to short paragraphs of everyday language and commonsense editing! How did they do it? If you've still got a spare five centimetres on any of your bookshelves, this is the volume you need to fill them.
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By naadia on 9 Jan. 2014
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A Really like this it has a lot of information in it that is useful the only dislike is it took a bit long to come to me but i can recommend this to anyone the price was good too.A really nice Purchase.
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