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The Crystal Books Project

Of the 100+ books listed on this site, many are now out-of-print. I often get emails from people trying to track down a copy. The emergence of e-books as a genre now offers a new opportunity to make these out-of-print books available once again. Each book can be ordered either as an e-book (for Kindle or iPad), or as print-on-demand using the high-quality service provided by Clays Ltd - a firm that has often printed books of mine in the past. I have begun with the texts that have been most often enquired about, and will add others in due course.
Hilary Crystal's techno-fantasy novel,The Memors, is also now available as an e-book and as print-on-demand through the Crystal Books Project.
  • Language A-Z (Student edition)
    Language A to Z (Student edition) - e-book
    - £5 (excl VAT)
    A new edition of this guide to language terms for students of English in the National Curriculum. First published in 1991, it is now made available again through the Crystal Books Project.
  • Language A-Z (Teachers edition)
    Language A to Z (Teacher's edition) - e-book
    - £10 (excl VAT)
    A new edition of the companion book to Language A to Z, with a commentary on all the entries in the student book.
  • Language Play
    Language Play - e-book
    - £6 (excl VAT)
    This lively introduction to the playful use of language, first published in 1998, is made available again through the Crystal Books Project.
  • Language Play
    Language Play - Print on Demand (PoD)
    - £10.0
    This lively introduction to the playful use of language, first published in 1998, is made available again through the Crystal Books Project.
  • The Memors
    The Memors - e-book
    - £5 (excl VAT)
    Published in 2013, Hilary Crystal’s debut techno-fantasy novel is now available through the Crystal Books Project.
  • The Memors - Glossary
    The Memors Glossary - e-book
    - £5 (excl VAT)
    This glossary contains all words or expressions in the novel other than those that appear in the Longman 2000-word defining vocabulary (see the appendix to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English), as well as words using nonstandard spellings and colloquial abbreviations
  • The Memors - Glossary
    The Memors Glossary - Print on Demand (PoD)
    - £7
    This glossary contains all words or expressions in the novel other than those that appear in the Longman 2000-word defining vocabulary (see the appendix to the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English), as well as words using nonstandard spellings and colloquial abbreviations.
  • The Memors
    The Memors - Print on Demand (PoD)
    - £7.0
    Published in 2013, Hilary Crystal’s debut techno-fantasy novel is now available through the Crystal Books Project.
  • The Unbelievable Hamlet Discovery
    The Unbelievable Hamlet Discovery - e-book
    - £3 (excl VAT)
    Rumours that a lost Hamlet quarto has been found have been circulating among Shakespeare scholars and booksellers for the past decade. An April 1st publication for the quartercentenary 2016.
  • The Unbelievable Hamlet Discovery
    The Unbelievable Hamlet Discovery - Print on Demand (PoD)
    - £6.0
    Rumours that a lost Hamlet quarto has been found have been circulating among Shakespeare scholars and booksellers for the past decade. An April 1st publication for the quartercentenary in 2016.
  • Words on Words
    Words on Words - e-book
    - £15 (excl VAT)
    The award-winning anthology of quotations about language is made available again through the Crystal Books Project.