From Shakespeare and Mark Twain to Albert Einstein and Kate Moss, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations features 4,000 of the best and most popular quotations of past and present. Packed with quotable quotes on over 300 themes from 'Parties' to 'Punctuality', and from 'Apology' to 'Toasts', this is the ideal tool for finding exactly the right words to express yourself in any situation. Its perfect complement is the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, which includes fascinating information on 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the world and across 250 subjects-from 'Books' and 'Borrowing' to 'Dreams' and 'Cats'. Beautifully produced and designed, it is the perfect gift for anyone who loves language. Together, these two charming little books will have the perfect words for whatever you want to say.
Susan Ratcliffe is Associate Editor for Oxford Quotations Dictionaries, and has previously edited the Oxford Treasury of Sayings and Quotations and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Elizabeth Knowles, Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, is a historical lexicographer who worked on the 4th edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Her other editorial credits include What They Didn't Say: a Book of Misquotations (2006) and How to Read a Word (2010). She contributed to The History of Oxford University Press, and is currently working on a study of quotations in the English language for Oxford University Press.