I was trying to find reference to the ABC of English language that Didi referred to in the 14 years old post and came across a very good review of The right Word at the Right Time, a book published in 1986 by Reader's Digest.
Alibris prices range from NZ$16.03 (a well used library copy) to a whopping NZ$409.69 for a "New" book, but it should be available around NZ second hand bookshops at a reasonable price.
Thanks for the link, Stikkibeek. Interesting review and commentary. I'm off to check the depths of my library to see if I have the RD book lurking there. The title seemed strangely familiar.
Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.