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Subject:Re: List of *good* books From:David Ibbetson <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 18 Jan 1996 16:27:09 -0500
I've been rethinking my answer. The books I really depend on are the English
King James Bible
Shakespeare's collected works
Bacon's essays (I need a new copy)
Churchill's collected speeches (ditto)
The Fowlers (both their books)
Gowers (Plain Words and The ABC of Plain Words). I don't know who edited the
most recent edition.
An American would want to add your constitution, "Fourscore and seven years
ago..." , ..., and those authors who have affected American English. ? Mark
An incomplete reply, but enough to indicate my drift.
Suzanne Gerrior asks how much I paid for the Globe and Mail style book.
It's the 1993 edition and I bought it when it came out. I think it cost
around C$25. They offer substantial discounts for quantity. Their address:
Globe and Mail Publishing, 444 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2S9.
Phone (416) 585=5250, Fax (416)585-5249. I haven't got their Internet
address to hand.