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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Dinah Birch.

January 2009; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: literary reference works. 7066 pages.1052701 words.

‘No guide could come more classic than The Oxford Companion to English Literature … the literary reference source of first resort’The Times

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Who's Who in the Classical World

Edited by Simon Hornblower and Tony Spawforth.

January 2003; published online January 2003.

Book. Subjects: biography (historical, political, and military). 564 pages.315810 words.

Focusing exclusively on real people, this is a dictionary of ancient biography, covering Greek and Roman history and politics, literature, philosophy, science, and art. Shorter entries...

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Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Edited by John Roberts.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: classical studies. 2389 pages.644020 words.

“I would recommend this book to any school library or those with a general interest in the Classics”, Journal of Classics Teaching

Spanning almost one...

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The Oxford Book of Health Foods

J. G. Vaughan and P. A. Judd.

January 2003; published online January 2009.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 121 pages.62608 words.

"A handy guide to more than a hundred types of food for which health claims have been made." Catholic Library World

The health food industry is...

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The Oxford Companion to Food

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

January 2006; published online January 2013.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 2711 pages.1074432 words.

Over 3,000 entries

The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson, first published in 1999, became, almost overnight, an immense success, winning prizes and accolades...

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An A-Z of Food and Drink

Edited by John Ayto.

January 2002; published online January 2004.

Book. Subjects: cookery, food, and drink. 1390 pages.164569 words.

From absinthe to zabaglione, this dictionary reveals the origin, meaning, and development of a host of gastronomic terms.

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The Oxford Companion to Black British History

Edited by David Dabydeen, John Gilmore and Cecily Jones.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: British history. 448 pages.330374 words.

‘A magisterial excavation of black Britain...every student in the country should read it. ’, - Christina Patterson, The Independent

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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

Edited by Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found.

January 1996; published online January 2003.

Book. Subjects: theatre. 3383 pages.492086 words.

This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical...

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Achitofel

Overview page. Subjects: literary studies (early and medieval).

The wicked counsellor of King David, who incited Absolon (1) to rebel against his father (2 Sam. 15–17), cited as a famous traitor in The Book of the Duchess (1118).

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Friedrich Achleitner

Overview page. Subjects: literature.

(Schalchen, Austria, 1930– ),

collaborated as a member of the Wiener Gruppe with H. C. Artmann and G. Rühm in the avant-garde volume of dialect poems hosn, rosn, baa (1959). A ...

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