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The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations (Penguin Reference Books) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Andrews
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The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations contains over 8,000 quotations from 1914 to the present. As much a companion to the modern age as it is an entertaining and useful reference tool, it takes the reader on a tour of the wit and wisdom of the great and the good, from Margot Asquith to Monica Lewinsky, from George V to Boutros Boutros-Galli and Jonathan Aitken to Frank Zappa.

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Itas better to be quotable than honest. (Tom Stoppard) Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking. (H.L. Mencken)

About the Author

Robert Andrews is an experienced quotations sleuth. Among other works, he has edited the Routledge Dictionary of Quotations and the Cassell Dictionary of Contemporary Quotations as well as The New Penguin Dictionary of Modern Quotations. He has also written travel guides on Britain and Southern Italy. He lives in Bristol.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3236 KB
  • Print Length: 724 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0141011823
  • Publisher: Penguin; 2Abridged Ed edition (30 Oct. 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004EPYS6Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #373,694 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Robert Andrews has worked on Rough Guides since the 1980s, when he contributed to the Rough Guide to Italy and co-authored the Rough Guide to Sicily. Since then he has written guides to Devon and Cornwall and Sardinia, and has written and updated parts of England, Britain and Italy. Other than travel guides, he has photographed, written articles and compiled collections of quotations.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Inspired? No. 4 Oct. 2013
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Although there are occasional inspiring pieces in here, I was disappointed to see so many lines from films attributed to the actors that delivered them. I do concede that it must be difficult to gather a complete book of quotes and keep it fresh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 28 Aug. 2002
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This book replaces completeness with something better-- quality. Keyword and thematic indexes. A couple of sentences giving background for each person and, if necessary, the circumstances of the quote. This is the thing to pick up if you're interested in quotes that are a little hipper than Barlett's I've-heard-that-a-
million-times quotes. Great fun to browse, e.g.: "I think it pisses God off it you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it"--Alice Walker
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