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Amo Amas Amat And All That

Author : Harry Mount
ISBN : 9781780724638
Genre : Humor
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"If you know someone who missed out on Latin at school and wants to live a happier life, you could do no better than give them Harry Mount's entertainingly educative Latin primer." Daily Mail "Amo, Amas, Amat is a diverting meander and Mount's love of Latin shines out on every page." The Spectator "Latin without the pain." Guardian "If you studied Latin at school this will bring back fond memories, but even newcomers will be captivated by this witty and entertaining book..." Yorkshire Evening Post Have you ever found yourself irritated when a sine qua non or a mea culpa is thrown into the conversation by a particularly annoying person? Or do distant memories of afternoons spent struggling to learn obscure verbs fill you with dread? Never fear! Or, as a Latin show-off might say, Nil desperandum! Those endless afternoons where you struggled to remember the third person singular present indicative of volo (vult) may be a long time ago. But, if you have the vaguest memory of the ablative absolute, the locative and the gerund, you mastery of Latin will spring back to life with Amo, amas, amat...and all that. In his trip through the world's most influential language, Harry Mount uncorks its magic, drawing on Latin lovers from Kingsley Amis to John Cleese, from Evelyn Waugh to Donna Tart. Read this book and you will know Latin. Know Latin and - mirabile dictu - you will know Wilfred Owen's misery, Catullus's aching heart and the comedy of a thousand bachelor schoolmasters.
Category: Humor

Amo Amas Amat More

Author : Eugene Ehrlich
ISBN : 0062720171
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A witty and entertaining guide to the use of Latin expressions for one's own advantage in the modern world.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Amo Amas Amat And More

Author : Ehrlich, Eugene
ISBN : 0889029474
Genre : Latin language
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Category: Latin language

Amo Amas Amat And More

Author : Eugene Ehrlich
ISBN : 1439510369
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Defines and explains more than fourteen hundred Latin phrases, maxims, and proverbs, and discusses their background and current usage
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Vanity Fair

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ISBN : MSU:31293018576714
Genre : Fashion
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Category: Fashion

How England Made The English

Author : Harry Mount
ISBN : 9780670919154
Genre : History
File Size : 64.19 MB
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Harry Mount's How England Made the English: From Why We Drive on the Left to Why We Don't Talk to Our Neighbours is packed with astonishing facts and wonderful stories. Q. Why are English train seats so narrow? A. It's all the Romans' fault. The first Victorian trains were built to the same width as horse-drawn wagons; and they were designed to fit the ruts left in the roads by Roman chariots. For readers of Paxman's The English, Bryson's Notes on a Small Island and Fox's Watching the English, this intriguing and witty book explains how our national characteristics - our sense of humour, our hobbies, our favourite foods and our behaviour with the opposite sex - are all defined by our nation's extraordinary geography, geology, climate and weather. You will learn how we would be as freezing cold as Siberia without the Gulf Stream; why we drive on the left-hand side of the road; why the Midlands became the home of the British curry. It identifies the materials that make England, too: the faint pink Aberdeen granite of kerbstones; that precise English mix of air temperature, smell and light that hits you the moment you touch down at Heathrow. Praise for Harry Mount: 'Highly readable, encyclopeadic, marvellous, illuminating. Mount portrays England via dextrous excavations of its geography, geology, history and weather' Independent 'Fascinating. Mount's an intelligent, funny and always interesting companion' Daily Mail 'Charming and nerdily fact-stuffed' Guardian Harry Mount is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, his best-selling book on Latin, and A Lust for Window Sills - A Guide to British Buildings. A journalist for many newspapers and magazines, he has been a New York correspondent and a leader writer for the Daily Telegraph. He studied classics and history at Oxford, and architectural history at the Courtauld Institute. He lives in north London.
Category: History

The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All The Way Home

Author : Catherynne M. Valente
ISBN : 9781250080264
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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This final book in the New York Times-bestselling Fairyland series finds September accidentally crowned the Queen of Fairyland. But there are others who believe they have a fair and good claim on the throne, so there is a Royal Race--whoever wins will seize the crown. Along the way, beloved characters including the Wyverary, A-Through-L, the boy Saturday, the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the wombat Blunderbuss, and the gramophone Scratch are caught up in the madness. And September's parents have crossed the universe to find their daughter. Who will win? What will become of September, Saturday, and A-Through-L? The answers will surprise you, and are as bewitching and bedazzling as fans of this series by Catherynne M. Valente have come to expect.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Desktop Publishing Made Simple

Author : Ed Weiner
ISBN : PSU:32239001078175
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Discusses the main aspects of desktop publishing, including hardware, software, fonts, graphics, layout and design, printing, multimedia, and running a desktop publishing business
Category: Technology & Engineering

First Kill All The Lawyers

Author : Katie Law Goodwin
ISBN : 9781452591117
Genre : Self-Help
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First Kill All the Lawyers is a step-by-step guide to obtaining a divorce without an attorney. Psychotherapist, nutritionist, energy worker, former actress and comedienne, Katie Law Goodwin, takes you through the often painful and difficult process from filing forms all the way through the self-care required to maintain your sanity—nutrition, exercise and meditation. Written with poignancy, wit and humor, Goodwin teaches the reader how to fill out forms, write legal pleadings, serve their spouse with papers, where to find forms, and even how to dress for a trial—should a divorce go that far. A must read whether you are going through a divorce or just considering one. Your guide to: • Manage your own divorce without an attorney • Maintain your sanity along the way • Research, complete and file court forms • And much more!
Category: Self-Help

The Wit And Wisdom Of Boris Johnson

Author : Harry Mount
ISBN : 9781472976529
Genre : Political Science
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A return to the wit and wisdom of Boris Johnson – Brexiteer, Foreign Secretary, Prime Minister. New and updated edition. 2019 – the year that Boris took on the 'lingering gloomadon-poppers', pledged to steer the UK between the 'Scylla and Charybdis of Corbyn and Farage' and into the calmer waters of political freedom. Of course there was always bound to be 'a bit of plaster coming off the ceilings of Europe's Chanceries'. Harry Mount has updated his edited collection of the Prime Minister's wit and wisdom with three new chapters dealing with Boris's time as Brexiteer-in-chief; Foreign Secretary and 'On the Threshold of Downing Street'. He describes Boris's Brexit campaign, his leadership breakdown in 2016, his ups and downs as Foreign Secretary, his time outside the political establishment, his turbulent private life and how Boris felt it was his manifest destiny to become the Prime Minister. So buckle up for a riotous tour of the million-pound NHS funder, golden wonder, pro-having, pro-eating blond behemoth. This is the Wit and Wisdom of Boris Johnson.
Category: Political Science

Pick Me Up

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172131841160
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Harry Mount S Odyssey

Author : Harry Mount
ISBN : 9781472904683
Genre : History
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Architecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks. Of the four classical orders of architecture, three were invented by the Greeks and the fourth, the only one the Romans could come up with, was a combination of two of the former.The powerful ghost of ancient Greece still lingers on in the popular mind as the first great civilization and one of the most influential in the creation of modern thought. It is the starting block of Western European civilization. In his new Odyssey, eminent writer Harry Mount tells the story of ancient Greece while on the trail of its greatest son, Odysseus. In the charming, anecdotal style of his bestselling Amo, Amas, Amat and All That, Harry visits Troy, still looming over the plain where Achilles dragged Hector's body through the dust, and attempts to swim the Hellespont, in emulation of Lord Byron and the doomed Greek lover, Leander. Whether in Odysseus's kingdom on Ithaca, Homer's birthplace of Chios or the Minotaur's lair on Crete, Mount brings the Odyssey - and ancient Greece - back to life.
Category: History

Latin Crosswords

Author : Peter Jones
ISBN : 1841191132
Genre : Crossword puzzles
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This clever little book of crosswords has been put together by a professional crossworld compiler and a very well-known professor of classics. The clues are all in English but the answers are almost all in Latin! This is not a scholarly book - anyone whose schooldays taught them amo, amas, amat will be able to make a stab at many of the puzzles. And some of the answers are obvious even if you have no Latin at all - e.g. Q. Existing condition of a very old pop group? (6,3) A. Status Quo! Still for those who enjoy a challenge, the puzzles do get harder as you work your way through the book, ending up with some really fiendish ones. There are still lots of jokes along the way.
Category: Crossword puzzles

Before Mandela S Rainbow

Author : Edward Joffe
ISBN : 9781491892084
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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FUNNIER THAN ADRIAN MOLE AND FAR SEXIER! Does not skirt round the vast injustice of apartheid SUPERB MEMOIR Joffe is a man sui generis. Impish at times, but always interesting. Memorable and well written! AN INTIMATE, FUNNY, AND PROFOUND PERSONAL HISTORY Reading this funny, clever, sometimes vicious portrayal of growing up in Johannesburg in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, I found myself reminded of Blake’s line “To see a world in a grain of sand.” This is because Joffe, in writing a detailed and often very amusing account of his personal adventures and misadventures, captures also the texture of the broader environment, the brutal decades of racist horror of his native land. Joffe relates events with the engaging rhythm of all great story tellers - there are villains like sadistic teachers and fatuous fathers-in-law, there are lost adolescents in pursuit of sex and meaning, there are coming of age crises and triumphs, and an almost Dickensian host of memorable, often quirky, family members and friends. Read it, and you will see what I mean. Read it and you’ll laugh frequently. Read it and you’ll better understand the last 80 years of South African history. BRILLIANT MEMOIR Fascinating portrait of life in pre-Mandela South Africa, packed with very fine vignettes. A page-turning account of adolescence and the pains of growing up. Source: Amazon customer reviews
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Sin Of Joost Avelingh

Author : Maarten Maartens
ISBN : NYPL:33433034410997
Genre : Dutch fiction
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Category: Dutch fiction