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5.0 out of 5 stars CONCISE YET COMPREHENSIVE
If like me you enjoy having a book of quotations at hand to trace the origins of a particular famous quote or look up new ones then you would be well advised to purchase this particular concise dictionary of quotations.

The quotations are ordered alphabetically starting with Dianne Abbot's "Being an M.P is the sort of job all working-class parents want for...
Published on 5 Jun 2008 by Peter Hurst

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2.0 out of 5 stars Need a magnifying glass to read it!
This book is absolutely fine if you are young and have excellent eyesight. Even then you might struggle to read the incredibly small print. I'd say if you're over the age of 50 buy the larger print version it is much more readable.
Published on 4 Jan 2010 by Mrs. E. C. East


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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CONCISE YET COMPREHENSIVE, 5 Jun 2008
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Peter Hurst "peter hurst" (wigan, england) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (Oxford Paperback Reference) (Paperback)
If like me you enjoy having a book of quotations at hand to trace the origins of a particular famous quote or look up new ones then you would be well advised to purchase this particular concise dictionary of quotations.

The quotations are ordered alphabetically starting with Dianne Abbot's "Being an M.P is the sort of job all working-class parents want for their children - clean, indoors and no heavy lifting" and ending with a quotation from the Zoroastrian scriptures "Truly there are two primal spirits, twins renowned to be in conflict. In thought and word, in act they are two: the better and the bad."

The two quotes I have just cited give an idea of the great sweep of quotes to be found in the book which range from the more jocular to the more serious, from the more modern to the more ancient and from a wide variety of sources. The compendious nature of the book is it's greatest asset.

For those who can remember actual quotes but can't remember who said them there is a helpful alphabetic index of themes near the back of the book. So, for example, if you wanted to know who said "money is like muck, not good except it be spread," you can go to the index, look it up under quotes relating to 'money' and see that you will find it in the selection of quotes attributed to Francis Bacon.At the end of the book is included a selection of famous catchphrases, advertising slogans, film lines, last words, misquotations and political slogans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book ( but don't quote me!!), 12 July 2013
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Every family should have one. It's a dictionary of clever, informative sayings by the great and the good. Buy one today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 31 Jan 2011
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This review is from: Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (Oxford Paperback Reference) (Paperback)
Brand new as stated. Very good service, arrived promply and well within the timescale indicated. Would recommend this supplier to others.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Need a magnifying glass to read it!, 4 Jan 2010
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Mrs. E. C. East (Great Britain) - See all my reviews
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This book is absolutely fine if you are young and have excellent eyesight. Even then you might struggle to read the incredibly small print. I'd say if you're over the age of 50 buy the larger print version it is much more readable.
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