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on 20 November 2017
This book makes my Kindle Oasis 'Lock-Up' Each time I try to search the book using 'go to' The Oasis model Kindle has to be restarted. There is no way of using this book other than reading it from the beginning. The obvious use is to be able to search for quotations that are apt, or of a particular genre. I would say: Dangerous to the Oasis. I WANT MY MONEY BACK. PLEASE TAKE NOTE, THIS BOOK DOESN'T WORK ON KINDLE OASIS. PLEASE TAKE IT OFF AND CREDIT MY ACCOUNT
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on 17 February 2018
I find a dictionary of quotations is a very necessary reference work, and the Oxford dictionary is of proven value. This is the 6th edition, published in 2010,so it includes modern quotations, such as those from Lennon and McCartney. Indispensable for answering the nagging questions Who said what? The service from Greener Books was fine: the book in arrived in good time and in in good condition.
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on 15 November 2017
good.
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on 12 July 2013
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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on 31 January 2011
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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on 5 June 2008
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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on 4 January 2010
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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