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              The Kindness of Strangers
               

              The Kindness of Strangers (EPUB ebook)

              By Cahill, Tim; Eggers, Dave; George, Don; Morris, Jan; Winchester, Simon

              A timely collection of inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon W...inchester and Dave Eggers.
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              ISBN 9781760340704
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              Language en
              Published AU 1 May 2015
              Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Lonely Planet Travel Literature
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              The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary

              The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary (Paperback, New edition)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              W.C. Minor was one of the keenest volunteers involved in the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. What the OED's editor, James Murray, didn't realise was that he was also a millionaire American Civil War surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broadmoor Asylum for murder.

              ISBN 9780140271287
              Released AU 3 Jun 1999
              Publisher Penguin
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              Ikigai & Other Japanese Words to Live By

              Ikigai & Other Japanese Words to Live By (Hardback)

              By Fujimoto, Mari; Foreword by Winchester, Simon; Photographs by Kenna, Michael

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              Japanese linguistic expression and philosophy are deeply interwoven, to the extent that almost every word holds a mine of cultural meaning. Much as the concepts of hygge , lykke and lagom have changed the lives of Western readers, this book aims to introduc e and explain some of ...the compelling themes and philosophies that underpin the complex and fascinating Japanese language. This captivating cornucopia features Japanese words and phrases that convey the culture, philosophy and experience, both ancient and m odern. Discover the centrality of wa , or `harmony', in societal relations, and learn about the emphasis on aesthetics and beauty through words like myo (akin to the mysterious spirit that imbues true beauty), yugen (which refers to subtlety), and shibui (encompassing epitomising simplicity).
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              ISBN 9781911130888
              Released AU 1 Apr 2019
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

              Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ePub edition)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              Best-selling author Simon Winchester maps the amazing trajectory of the fathers of engineering. The lives of Wilkinson, Whitworth, Maudslay, Bramah, and Ramsden are interwoven with anecdotes such as the invention of the Rolls-Royce and Thomas Jefferson's innovations, offering a f...ascinating narrative about the men who shaped today's world.
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              ISBN 9780008241773
              Released AU 8 May 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

              Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Hardback, ePub edition)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              Best-selling author Simon Winchester maps the amazing trajectory of the fathers of engineering. The lives of Wilkinson, Whitworth, Maudslay, Bramah, and Ramsden are interwoven with anecdotes such as the invention of the Rolls-Royce and Thomas Jefferson's innovations, offering a f...ascinating narrative about the men who shaped today's world.
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              ISBN 9780008241766
              Released AU 23 Apr 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Oxford

              Oxford (Hardback)

              By Parr, Martin; Winchester, Simon

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              A wonderful photo-documentary account of a year in the life of Oxford University, created by the renowned photo-journalist Martin Parr. His exquisite behind-the-scenes images are accompanied by Simon Winchester's witty and affectionate essay on life in the iconic institution.

              ISBN 9780198724414
              Released AU 21 Sep 2017
              Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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              The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder,Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary

              The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder,Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary (Paperback, export ed)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              Simon Winchester's The Surgeon of Crowthorne was an international bestseller and tells an extraordinary true story of murder, madness and an extraordinary friendship in the nineteenth century. It is the tale of James Murray, the compiler of the first Oxford English Dictionary, an...d his most valued helper, Dr Minor of Crowthorne, who was also a homicidal lunatic, confined to Broadmoor asylum for murder. This is an enthralling and beautifully written work of literary detection.
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              ISBN 9780141037714
              Released AU 1 Sep 2008
              Publisher Penguin
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              Series Popular Penguins
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              The Kindness of Strangers

              The Kindness of Strangers (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd New edition)

              By Cahill, Tim; Eggers, Dave; George, Don; Morris, Jan; Winchester, Simon

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              A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simo...n Winchester and Dave Eggers.
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              ISBN 9781786571908
              Released AU 2 Nov 2016
              Publisher Lonely Planet Global Limited
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              Series Lonely Planet Travel Literature
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              Pacific: The Ocean of the Future
               

              Pacific: The Ocean of the Future (Paperback)

              By Winchester, Simon

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              Travelling the circumference of the truly gigantic Pacific, Simon Winchester tells the story of the world's largest body of water, and - in matters economic, political and military - the ocean of the future.

              ISBN 9780008196967
              Released AU 25 Jul 2016
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              In Other Words: An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases
               

              In Other Words: An Illustrated Miscellany of the World's Most Intriguing Words and Phrases (Hardback)

              By Moore, Christopher J.; Foreword by Winchester, Simon

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              Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All languages have their limitations - should Engl ish fall short, the expression may lie elsewhere. That's where this book comes in: a quirky, international lexicon o...f well -known and obscure linguistic gems that capture certain moments or things with such satisfying precision. Our mots justes are grouped according to region and prefaced with insightful overviews of the relevant cultures. Embellished with entertaining and characterful four -colour illustrations, The Untranslatables is the perfect gift book to entertain even the most well -versed polyglot. Em bellished with four -colour illustrations, The Untranslatables is bound to entertain even the most well versed polyglot - as well as the rest of us, who are merely fascinated.
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              ISBN 9781906761882
              Released AU 14 Aug 2018
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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