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Thorne, Tony

Overview
Works: 53 works in 216 publications in 6 languages and 3,938 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  History  Biography  Terms and phrases  Juvenile works  Legends  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PE3721, 427.09
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tony Thorne
Dictionary of contemporary slang by Tony Thorne( Book )

57 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 15,000 definitions from aardvark to 'zup?, this is a guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions
The dictionary of contemporary slang : with more than 5,000 racy and raffish colloquial expressions--from America, Great Britain, Australia, the Caribbean, and other English-speaking places by Tony Thorne( Book )

38 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New slang words with meanings
Countess Dracula : the life and times of the blood countess, Elisabeth Báthory by Tony Thorne( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Elisabeth Bathory, a 17th-century Transylvanian countess. She was tried as a vampire and became an inspiration for depraved murderers up to the present day. Based on research conducted at archives in Eastern Europe, this account includes both the recorded truth and the legend that has grown up around her. Tony Thorne is the author of the "Bloomsbury Dictionary of Slang."
Fads, fashions & cults : from acid house to zoot suit, via existentialism and political correctness, the definitive guide to (post- ) modern culture by Tony Thorne( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shoot the puppy : a survival guide to the curious jargon of modern life by Tony Thorne( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children of the night : of vampires and vampirism by Tony Thorne( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jolly wicked, actually : the 100 words that make us English by Tony Thorne( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jolly wicked actually takes certain well-loved and crucial expressions such as sorry, nice, common, posh, cuppa, and chippy, explores their strange and wonderful origins, and demonstrates with wit and charm how they are emblems of an era or an attitude, of a heritage and of the traits and quirks essential to all our notions of Englishness -- publisher description
Dictionary of popular culture : fads, fashions & cults : from acid house to zoot suit, via existentialism and political correctness, the definitive guide to (post- ) modern culture by Tony Thorne( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Polish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 100 words that make the English by Tony Thorne( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Tussaud : waxwork queen of the French Revolution by Tony Thorne( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La contessa dracula : vita e delitti di Erzsébet Bathory by Tony Thorne( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van en de mythen over de Hongaarse gravin Erzsébet Báthory (1550-1614), die een vampier en een heks geweest zou zijn
Jolly wicked, actually : the 100 words that make us English by Tony Thorne( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a wonderfully enteretaining compendium of the 100 words and phrases that have, over the last century, become the cornerstones of modern spoken English. Despite attempts by politicians and writers, despite lessons in citizenship enshrined in the national curriculum, we have famously never been able to define for posterity precisely what Englishness is. It takes certain well-loved and crucial expressions such as sorry, nice, common, posh, cuppa and chippy, explores their strange and wonderful origins, and demonstrates with wit and charm how they are emblems essential to all our notions of Englishness - container
English on business : Sprachlernpaket Wirtschaftsenglisch für Fortgeschrittene by Gerald Lees( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was Madame Tussaud : waxwork queen of the French Revolution by Tony Thorne( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malcolm McKesson : an exquisite obsession by Malcolm McKesson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survival guide to the ridiculous jargon of modern life by Tony Thorne( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amusing and informative, this book guides the reader through the ever-growing heap of contemporary jargon from around the English-speaking world, showing where it comes from, what it means, and what it tells us about the contemporary world and our attitudes to it
Last days of the mill by P. R Hay( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For seven decades 'The Pulp' constructed the social, economic and environmental circumstances of life on the North-West Coast. In 2011, on the last day of its operation, artist Tony Thorne went on site armed with sketchpad and camera. And writer Pete Hay came to Burnie armed with notepad and recorder, to talk to displaced mill workers. The result is this extraordinary collaboration of dramatic monologues in the vernacular voice of the mill floor and artworks of stark, confronting beauty that vividly capture the dying days of an industrial colossus."--Publisher's blog
English on business : Sprachlernpaket Wirtschaftsenglisch by Gerald Lees( Recording )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Times dictionary of contemporary slang by Tony Thorne( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English on business : the language pack for international executives by G Lees( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The dictionary of contemporary slang : with more than 5,000 racy and raffish colloquial expressions--from America, Great Britain, Australia, the Caribbean, and other English-speaking places
Alternative Names
Thorne, Antony Clive

Thorne, Antony Clive 1950-

Tony Thorne British linguist

Torn, Toni.

Languages
English (155)

German (2)

Italian (2)

Dutch (2)

Polish (1)

Slovak (1)

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The dictionary of contemporary slang : with more than 5,000 racy and raffish colloquial expressions--from America, Great Britain, Australia, the Caribbean, and other English-speaking placesCountess Dracula : the life and times of the blood countess, Elisabeth BáthoryFads, fashions & cults : from acid house to zoot suit, via existentialism and political correctness, the definitive guide to (post- ) modern cultureShoot the puppy : a survival guide to the curious jargon of modern lifeChildren of the night : of vampires and vampirismJolly wicked, actually : the 100 words that make us EnglishThe 100 words that make the EnglishMadame Tussaud : waxwork queen of the French Revolution