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Excellent reference but getting too big to handle
on 1 January 2011
We've used the Chambers dictionaries for many years - a favourite for helping to solve crosswords. The specification for the current edition makes clear that it is significantly larger than it's predecessor. It turns out that the book exceeds the height dimension by 4mm which makes use of our handy shelf impossible - a minor irritation, but the new dimensions could be a problem for some. Unfortunately the tome proves difficult to use on one's lap, so although as a reference work it deserves five stars, we find that it is not conveniently usable.