Readership: Students of English Literature and Language, non-native English speakers, and lovers of fictional literature in general.
Andrew Delahunty, Freelance, and Sheila Dignen, Freelance
Andrew Delahunty and Sheila Dignen are freelance lexicographers with many years' experience in writing dictionaries and other reference works. They have worked on a wide range of books including dictionaries for adults, children, and ELT.
Sheila's recent publications include the Longman Business English Dictionary (2000), the Oxford Junior Dictionary (2007), and the Oxford Junior Thesaurus (2007)
Andrew's recent publications include Talking Balls: A Guide to the Language of Sport (2006), the Oxford Primary Dictionary (2007), and From Bonbon to Cha-Cha: Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases (2008)
"This is such a helpful book for writers, allowing them to bring freshness and originality to their work by helping them avoid the same old expressions and clichés." - Willow Thomas, The New Writer Magazine
Review(s) from previous editions
Wonderfully conceived and extraordinarily useful
- Library Journal
"...an attractive addition to a writer's shelf of reference works" - US Universal Press syndication
"A brilliantly organized handbook of names, places and phrases ... A highly readable text" - Choice
"This is an easy to use book." - Sunday Telegraph
"Informative, useful and highly entertaining." - Manchester Evening News
Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion