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Sea Battles: A Reference Guide by Michael Sanderson

Sea Battles: A Reference Guide by Michael Sanderson lands on the shelves of my shop.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper. 390 more words

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The queen mother of encyclopedias

Published Aug. 9, 2005
Encyclopaedia Britannica was first published in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1771, edited by William Smellie, and printed as 100 weekly numbers starting in December 1768. 689 more words

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Once Upon a Time, A Treasure Chest

Some memories are the kind dreams are made of.

Somewhere towards the end of the 1970s, my father subscribed and bought a series of encyclopedias (in bright red and blue hard binding…the red set were heavy  A3 sized volumes, was comprehensive and touched on everything from animals to famous people with really beautiful photographs and illustrations). 368 more words

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springing like a lion

A young student hears the word awry which is not familiar and wonders “What does the word awry mean?”

So, wanting to settle the matter, the enthusiastic student begins to look up awry in a dictionary at a library, and after a long search, is unable to do so. 507 more words

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