Part almanac, part dictionary, The Student's Companion is a handy encyclopaedia in one portable volume. No wonder it is a world-wide best-seller! Just some of the special features are : * Single words for phrases and sentences. * Figurative expressions and their explanations. * Proverbs. *100 choice quotations for special occasions. * Small words for big ones. * Comparisons and similes. * Abbreviations in common use. * Prefixes in common use. * Some geographical facts worth remembering. * Revision notes in English. * General knowledge. * Civics. * The West Indies.