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galwaygirlgina June 10, 2014 - 4:07pm

Hi 

I had a trauma in 2002 & have an acquired head injury as a result. it has left me some lose of memory & having to re learn every thing - that's a lot of information.

I would really like to focus on my English-Reading,writing,Grammer & Spellings!

Is there a book or website than recommend books classic & modern everyone should read?

Is there a good book for Grammer & spellings?

I also am very visual as my background is Art & Design so I do get drawn to books with good illustrations & photographs.It also helps me recall information.As when I was a student it was an accidental technique I discovered helped me remember vast amounts of information.

I am also desperate to find a book I read in the late 80's.It was a v v thick novel.It was about a merchant seller or spice & herbs.I thought it was called Lavendar hall?Perhaps there was a ladder hall/estate in the story.It was a period piece with love & tragedy.I remember there was a description of lavender & Rosemary mixed into the Plaster on the walls so the sea merchants house would always smell beautiful!

 

hope some one could help,whenever you get a spare moment!

Kind regards Gina

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry June 12, 2014 - 4:39am

Gina, I'm not sure about most of what you're looking for, but for grammar I would recomment Strunk and White's Elements of Style.  Very boring, but pretty well the standard go-to for English grammar.

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon June 12, 2014 - 8:23am

I don't remember if it was Clevenger or Stephen Graham Jones that recommended this book, but it's a pretty good grammar book. And not half as boring as Strunk and White.

http://www.amazon.com/Only-Grammar-Book-Youll-Ever/dp/1580628559