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Great Gift for Christmas & other occasions,
This review is from: Little Oxford Gift Box: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations; Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (Hardcover)
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'Little' means less then 7 inches high and 3 inches wide for the double boxed set. What a lot of information is packed into these excellent small packages! I love them. I have been building a reference library recently as I am deep into researching family history and the context in which my ancestors lived their daily lives is proving fascinating. These two hard-backed gems have already proved invaluable as well as making me chuckle and say 'well I never knew that' along the way.
To aid the reader the Dictionary of Quotations is split under a number of headings for example 'Festivals' 'Fishing' 'Management' and so on. They range from the sublime to the hilarious (a matter of opinion, of course).
In the words of the great Scottish bard Billy Connolly (perhaps better described as Actor and Comedian)"I love fishing. It's like transcendental meditation with a punch-line."
The Dictionary of Proverbs is similarly arranged under headings which makes it even more accessible and one particular favourite is an African proverb "Equality is difficult, but superiority is painful."
A recommended investment!