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This early volume of Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It is a reference book containing definitions of phrases and figures, whether mythical or historical. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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  • PDF | 980 pages
  • Anon(Author)
  • Naismith Press (4 Mar. 2011)
  • English
  • 2
  • Poetry, Drama & Criticism

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  • By julie on 4 October 2015

    I love this book and could browse and dream forever. Excellent product, well packaged and arrived on time, Thank you.

  • By M. R. Siksnys on 1 February 2015

    Quality miles better than expected, delivered on time

  • By Book Lover on 24 May 2015

    Thank goodness for Kindle free samples!Given the extortionate price asked for the Kindle version of this book (£132.06 would you believe), you would think they could have afforded a proofreader! Instead, they clearly scanned the book and put it for sale without further effort. Reading the free sample I discovered that this book is called "BEEWEE'S DIOTIOMEY OF PHMSES AND FABLE". The introduction lists earlier word-studies "admitted as wahiuts for after dinner": these include Ducange's SoraoflTO. The errors go on and on: kindhness, good-humour?smdi, hick the bucket, poUte refusal, objeot, AdiMamUes, all within a couple of pages. What a farce!

  • By DocMartin on 26 January 2006

    Once upon a time, Brewer's used to sit on my bookshelf gathering dust. It was, I felt, the sort of book that, as a lover of reference books, one ought to own … but, I realised, I never actually USED it. Then, one day, I took it down, blew off the dust and looked up something, I think I was truing to glean some additional in formation about heraldry. Four hours later, I came up for air, having spent a blissful afternoon doing the literary equivalent of “surfing” - following one cross reference to another from Greek mythology, through theology, Harry Potter, sporting slang, Tudor eating habits, demonology, pop groups, Somerset folk lore and much more besides.I then took the book to bed and proceeded to read it cover to cover (not at one sitting I hasten to add). I know of no other reference books with which one could do this without eventually dying of fatigue or terminal boredom. I emerged exalted, educated and converted. There may be little logic or reason behind the eclectic, eccentric, inconsistent criteria for inclusion and exclusion but, once you have grasped the spirit, if not the law, behind them you will fall in love with the book, occasional inaccuracies and all. This explains why it defies the internet, literary competition and remains in print to this day, loved like a faithful if slightly dippy ancient family dog by all those who have taken the time to explore between its idiosyncratic pages.

  • By Ruairí Newman on 17 September 2016

    This Kindle version is an appallingly bad OCR-scanned version of an older version of the book. It's very poorly done, containing myriad errors on every page, thus completely defeating the purpose of Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. An official version would be welcomed, but this is a travesty.

  • By Mr sensible on 6 January 2017

    unreadable due to hundreds upon hundreds of mistakes from scanning.No spell check has been performed! how is this even allowed to be on kindle site?!My strong advice is Do not buy


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