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Each box searches a different field and the 'Search All' box searches them all.

If you enter multiple words in in any search box then one of those words MUST be in that field for the product to be returned but all of them don’t have to be present.

The results will be ordered by products with more of the specified words first (if in “Relevance” order) then any products that have less of your specified words.

For example if you search for “Red Dog” in the title field and “James Ben” in the Author field then ether “Red” or “Dog” must be present in the title AND ether “James” or “Ben” must be present in the Author field for a product to be shown in the results. If both “Red” and “Dog” is present in the Title as well as “James” and “Ben” in the Author then that product will appear first in the results followed by any products with fewer of the optional words.

Wildcard Searches

We support single and multiple character wildcard searches within single words.

To perform a single character wildcard search use the ""?"" symbol.

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the ""*"" symbol.

The single character wildcard search looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced. For example, to search for ""text"" or ""test"" you can use the search:

te?t

Multiple character wildcard searches looks for 0 or more characters. For example, to search for test, tests or tester, you can use the search:

test*

You can also use the wildcard searches in the middle of a term:

te*t

Warning: You should avoid using wildcard searches as the first character of a word as it will dramatically slow down searches:

?est

*st

Boolean Operators

Boolean operators allow terms to be combined through logic operators. We support AND, ""+"", OR, NOT and ""-"" as Boolean operators(Note: Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS).

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either ""another book"" or just ""another"" use the query:

""another book"" another

or

""another book"" OR another

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" and ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" AND ""Some Book""

+

The ""+"" or required operator requires that the term after the ""+"" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain ""another"" and may contain ""search"" use the query:

+another search

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" NOT ""Some Book""

-

The ""-"" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the ""-"" symbol.

To search for documents that contain ""another book"" but not ""Some Book"" use the query:

""another book"" -""Some Book""

Fuzzy Searches

We support fuzzy searches based on the Levenshtein Distance, or Edit Distance algorithm. To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Single word Term. For example to search for a term similar in spelling to ""roam"" use the fuzzy search:

roam~

This search will find terms like foam and roams.

An additional (optional) parameter can specify the required similarity. The value is between 0 and 1, with a value closer to 1 only terms with a higher similarity will be matched. For example:

roam~0.8

The default that is used if the parameter is not given is 0.5.

Grouping

We support using parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either ""another"" or ""book"" and ""website"" use the query:

(another OR book) AND website

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term another or book may exist.

Escaping Special Characters

We support escaping special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are:

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ "" ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

\(1\+1\)\:2

Boosting a Term

We provide the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, ""^"", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

another book

and you want the term ""another"" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

another^4 book

This will make documents with the term another appear more relevant. You can also boost Phrase Terms as in the example:

""another book""^4 ""Some Book""

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Proximity Searches

We support finding words are a within a specific distance away. To do a proximity search use the tilde, ""~"", symbol at the end of a Phrase. For example to search for a ""book"" and ""another"" within 10 words of each other in a document use the search:

""another book""~10
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Sean O'Casey Plays 2

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ISBN/EAN: 9780571191826

A collection of plays that includes: "The Shadow of a Gunman", "The Plough and the Stars", "The Silver Tassie", "Purple Dust" and "Hall of Healing".
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Pub. Date: July 20 1998
Author: O'Casey, Sean
Format: Paperback
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Price: €15.46

Three Dublin Plays

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ISBN/EAN: 9780571195527

Three early plays by Sean O'Casey--arguably his three greatest--demonstrate vividly O'Casey's ability to convey the reality of life and the depth of human emotion, specifically in Dublin before and during the Irish civil war of 1922-23, but, truly, throughout the known universe.
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Pub. Date: July 20 1998
Author: O'Casey, Sean
Format: Paperback
Availability: 100+ copies in stock
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Price: €10.99

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Plough and the Stars

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ISBN/EAN: 9780571212323

This educational edition, with the full play text and an introduction to the playwright, features a detailed analysis of the language, structure and characters of the play, and textual notes explaining difficult words and references.
Pub. Date: July 23 2001
Author: O'Casey, Sean
Format: Paperback
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Juno and the Paycock

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ISBN/EAN: 9780573012143
Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
Pub. Date: January 1 1925
Author: O'Casey, Sean
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Five One-Act Plays

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ISBN/EAN: 9780717117765

The comedy 'The End of the Beginning' and the sketch 'A Pound on Demand' were both published in 1934 as part of the collection of essays, verse and fiction, entitled 'Windfalls'. 'Hall of Healing, A Sincerious Farce', 'Bedtime Story' and 'Time to Go, A Morality Comedy', were written in 1951.
Publisher: Gill
Pub. Date: December 1 1990
Author: O'Casey, Sean
Format: Paperback
Availability: Temporarily unavailable
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Plough and the Stars

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ISBN/EAN: 9780573013447

Drama Sean O'Casey Characters: 10 male, 5 female Three interior and exterior scenes This play is gripping from beginning to end. It has to do with the futile efforts of the leader of one of the Irish revolutions. He is finally killed and his wife goes mad after losing her unborn child.
Publisher: Samuel French Ltd
Pub. Date: February 9 2011
Author: O'Casey, Sean
Format: Paperback
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Three Plays: Juno and the Paycock / the Shadow of a Gunman / the Plow and the Stars

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ISBN/EAN: 9780312802905
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Pub. Date: December 31 1969
Author: O'Casey, Sean
Format: Paperback
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Seven Plays

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ISBN/EAN: 9780333364314

This edition of Sean O'Casey's major plays is designed specifically for students and teachers. The plays are supported by a full introduction, covering O'Casey's career and critical responses to the plays, full notes and a bibliography.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub. Date: October 14 1985
Author: O'Casey, Sean
Format: Paperback
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Price: €36.89

Sean O'Casey Plays 1

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ISBN/EAN: 9780571191819

Includes such plays as: "Juno and the Paycock", "Within the Gates", "Red Roses for Me" and "Cock-a-Doodle Dandy".
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Pub. Date: July 20 1998
Author: O'Casey, Sean
Format: Paperback
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Autobiographies I

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ISBN/EAN: 9780571283057

Sean O'Casey's six-part Autobiographies, originally published between 1939 and 1955, is an eloquently comprehensive self-portrait of an artist's life and times. This volume contains the first two parts: "I Knock at the Door" (1939) and "Pictures in the Hallway" (1942). The former charts the childhood of young 'John Cassidy'.
Publisher: FABER & FABER
Pub. Date: September 15 2011
Author: O'Casey, Sean
Format: Paperback
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Price: €15.48