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An Unkindness of Ravens

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    • A great gift for any linguist
    • Entertaining, informative and fascinating
    • The meaning and history of collective nouns
    • 192-page hardback
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    Entertaining, informative and fascinating, this delightful collection of collective nouns features curious oddities of the English language. From the medieval Murder of Crows to the more modern Elocution of Lawyers, not only will you find them all in this book, but you can learn how they got their names, too.

    Hardback. 192 pages.

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    An Unkindness of Ravens
    Interesting book, good reading.
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    John Northeast
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    Excellent service
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    John Northeast
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    An unkindness of ravens
    We'd often wondered where the collective nouns came from and what certain collectives were. This answered all our questions. A great book just to dip into. a good conversation point.
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    Susan Wayman
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    Very fast delivery.
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    Susan Wayman
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    Unkindness of Ravens
    Good quality and considered a thouhtful gift
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    Fast efficient service. Good communication
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    Unkindness of Ravens
    Super book
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    Elizabeth Stuart
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    Excellent
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    Elizabeth Stuart
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    A Good Bathroom Book
    I bought this book for myself and am enjoying it so much, I've bought a second for a pedantic friend. It's not just a list of collective nouns as I was expecting, but is full of fascinating information about the history and derivation of the words. It's also very nicely illustrated.
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    Joy 
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    Fast efficient delivery. Excellent packaging.
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    unkindness of ravens
    Excellent book. very informative
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    Hilda Rice
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    Well packed fast delivery. Very satisfied.
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    Hilda Rice
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    Great coffee/kitchen table book
    There's so many fab little collective nouns in here, plenty to impress friends and family and to learn from.
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    S Anderson
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    Very prompt
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    S Anderson
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    An Unkindness of Ravens Book
    Received the book which was split from top to bottom on front cover binding and very obvious. Not something that happened in transit. Returned the item and received a replacement. Requested a refund of postage as the error was not on my part. Still waiting for refund to arrive.
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    Josephine Gregory
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    Goods arrived very quickly although not in perfect condition.The damage was not done in transit perhaps someone was not paying attention with packing.
    Still waiting for refund of postage to return damaged item as I do not feel I should be the one to be paying.
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    We are very sorry that you experienced this. Our customer service team have been in contact with you to confirm your refund. They have also been made aware of the packing issue and will investigate this. Kind regards, Daria  Qwerkity
    Product Review
    Great reference for crosswords.
    A great book for reference when doing crosswords.
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    Christine Edwards
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    Arrived very quickly and well packaged.
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    Christine Edwards
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    Interesting and unusual
    I have not yet heard how this book was received, as it went abroad
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    Polly Coburn
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    Well packed, arrived promptly
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    Unkindness of ravens
    Interesting book.
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    bettine
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    Came separately from other items but well packed.
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    bettine
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    raven book
    is a present so have not read it myself but looks lovely
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    Karen L
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    Unkindness of Ravens
    A gift, but looks interesting and will be liked
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    Jennifer Antill
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    Good Buy
    Bought as a gift for that person who has everything but I know will enjoy dipping in & out of this with all it's quirky facts.
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    Jan Wilson
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    No problems
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    Jan Wilson
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    Intruiging History Lesson
    Such an interesting read, esp. if you like medieval history. A book that can be 'dipped' into again and again.
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    Elaine Jackson
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    Unkindness of Ravens
    Bought this unusual and interesting book for my daughter who is a Creative writing graduate. She loves it and coincidentally has other books by the same author
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    Sue C
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    I ordered this book along with a number of other diverse items as Christmas presents for my family. The service was excellent ... easy online ordering, speedy delivery and all items were carefully and securely well packed together
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    Sue C
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    Unkindness of ravens
    Been looking for a book like this for long time. Very interesting. Bought two. One for friend and one for me.
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    christine law
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    Excellent service. As yet, never a problem.
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    christine law
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    unkindness of ravens
    Fascinating read.
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    Anne 
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    Unkindness of ravens book
    One of those little interesting books that you are good at having!
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    Lesley Dougan
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    Good!
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    Lesley Dougan
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    Bammo
    Full of collective nouns which had eluded me for years, great fun.
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    Bammo
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    swift efficient service, well done.
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    Bammo
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    Unkindness of Ravens
    An addition to my reference library wanted for ages.
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    Countssmuck
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    Well packed and prompt service.
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    Countssmuck
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