WorldCat Identities

Howard, Philip 1933-2014

Overview
Works: 28 works in 163 publications in 1 language and 5,617 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Miscellanea  Humor  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PE1585, 422
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip Howard
New words for old by Philip Howard( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author acknowledges that the English language is continually renewing itself. Nevertheless, not all change is for the better and he cites some new words and constructions which he considers mistaken
The state of the language : English observed by Philip Howard( Book )

27 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author takes a robust and commonsensical view of the changes that are happening in English. It is the approach that has been favoured by English wordsmiths from Samuel Johnson to the Fowler brothers and Eric Partridge
Weasel words by Philip Howard( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words fail me by Philip Howard( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal palaces by Philip Howard( Book )

6 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A word in your ear by Philip Howard( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We thundered out : 200 years of The Times, 1785-1985 by Philip Howard( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winged words by Philip Howard( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PT. 1. New words. -- Abuse -- Academic -- AIDS -- American Idiom -- Architectalk -- City Lingo -- Client -- Community -- Computer jargon -- Cowboy -- Expat -- Fudge -- Gravy train and band-wagon -- hopefully -- hype -- Ivory Tower -- Lady -- lunch -- marbles -- medical linguistics -- oath -- politics -- semantic shift -- short strokes -- take care -- White Knights. Pt. 2. New usages
London's river by Philip Howard( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British monarchy in the twentieth century by Philip Howard( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment)(the 42nd Regiment of Foot) by Philip Howard( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regimentet oprettedes i 1624 som en sammenslutning af "Independent Companies", uafhængige kompagnier, som var grænsevagt og politi nær grænsen til Skotland og som fik navnet "The Black Watch" i 1725, også kaldet "The Highland Regiment of Foot" under jarlen af Crawford, og "The 42. Regiment of Foot" i 1739. Det føjedes senere til det tidligere 73. højlandsregiment til fods, så der i 1779 var to bataljoner i regimentet "The Black Watch". Dette kaldtes senere "The Royal Highland Regiment", det kongelige højlandsregiment. I 1. Verdenskrig deltog 25 bataljoner, hvoraf 8000 mand mistede livet
The British Library : a treasure house of knowledge by Philip Howard( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The British Library's collections comprise 150 million items, and rising. Its treasures span 30 centuries, and come from almost every country and language since man stopped building the Tower of Babel. They include many of the most celebrated documents and publications in existence, and countless more that are remarkable but unfamiliar: Magna Carta, the Lindisfarne Gospels, the Diamond Sutra and the Codex Sinaiticus; the oldest Buddhist texts, the earliest printed book, the largest atlas, and the first illustrated English news pamphlet; Gutenberg's 42-line Bible, Shakespeare's First Folio, Mozart's catalogue of his own works, and one of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks; the original manuscripts for Beowulf, Alice's Adventures Under Ground, Persuasion and Sherlock Holmes; the archives of the British empire, secrets of the Cold War, and historic documents relating to the independence of India, Egypt, Indonesia, and many more countries besides; children's board games; and the books that won the globe's literary prizes last year." "But the Library's treasures consist not just of books, manuscripts, maps and musical scores. They also include Britain's national sound archive and philatelic collections, the world's most comprehensive archive of patents and related material, a unique collection of photographs, and the only large, integrated national newspaper service in the world." "All of the above can be sampled in this new book, written by the writer and journalist Philip Howard. With his characteristic witty approach, he presents 120 different highlights of the Library, organised thematically, and ranging from the legendary to the little known. Featuring illustrations of each work, this is an authoritative guide to the unrivalled holdings of the British Library - truly a treasure house of knowledge."--Jacket
A word in time by Philip Howard( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Times bedside book( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost words : a feast of forgotten words, their origins and their meanings by Philip Howard( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Howard's legendary?Lost Words' column has been appearing weekly in The Times for many years, wittily illuminating a raft of the most obscure, esoteric words the English language has to offer. At the same time, his?Word Watching' puzzles have provided readers with the chance to pit their lexicographical skill against his tongue-in-cheek multiple-choice conundrums. This unique collection, bringing together the very best of all these, is a feast for word lovers. Here we can lament the disappearance of words like?accismus' (an insincere and feigned refusal of something that is earne
Word-watching by Philip Howard( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Undetermined and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern manners by Philip Howard( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many years Philip Howard has delighted Times readers with his wildly popular?Modern Times' column, answering questions on contemporary etiquette and acting as confidant and gleeful guide to those attempting to avoid the pitfalls and perils of modern life. Now, drawing on that wealth of wisdom, he offers solutions to modern-day mysteries and solves all manner of social dilemmas. From sartorial suggestions to gastronomic guidance, and with tips on how best to deal with noisy neighbours, irritating in-laws and pesky pets, Philip Howard will prevent you from ever putting a foot wrong. Wi
Margaret Atwood : conversations by Margaret Atwood( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En samling af interviews med den canadiske forfatter Margaret Atwood (f. 1939)
Writing for antiquity : an anthology of editorials from Antiquity by Glyn Daniel( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The press gang : the world in journalese by Philip Howard( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The state of the language : English observed
Alternative Names
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Howard, Philip Nicholas Charles 1933-

Howard, Philip Nicholas Charles 1933-2014

Languages
English (146)

Covers
The British Library : a treasure house of knowledgeMargaret Atwood : conversationsWriting for antiquity : an anthology of editorials from Antiquity