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Word Perfect : Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year

Word Perfect : Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year

Publisher : John Murray Press
SKU: 9781529311518
R 301,75
The perfect present for word-lovers: a word for every day of the year.
November, 2020
'Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language' Pam Ayres 'Susie Dent is a national treasure' Richard Osman Welcome to a year of wonder through the English language with Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner. From Turning a Blind Eye (Nelson putting the telescope to his missing eye to ignore the order to stop fighting) to why May Day became a distress call; from stealing someone's thunder to the real Jack the Lad, from tartle (forgetting someone's name) to snaccident (unintentionally eating a whole packet of biscuits), WORD PERFECT is her brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable true stories tied to every day of the year. You'll never be lost for words again.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781529311518
Publisher John Murray Press
Contributor By (author) Susie Dent
Publication Date 2020-10-01
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 416
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 222 X 138 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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'Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language' Pam Ayres 'Susie Dent is a national treasure' Richard Osman Welcome to a year of wonder through the English language with Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner. From Turning a Blind Eye (Nelson putting the telescope to his missing eye to ignore the order to stop fighting) to why May Day became a distress call; from stealing someone's thunder to the real Jack the Lad, from tartle (forgetting someone's name) to snaccident (unintentionally eating a whole packet of biscuits), WORD PERFECT is her brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable true stories tied to every day of the year. You'll never be lost for words again.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781529311518
Publisher John Murray Press
Contributor By (author) Susie Dent
Publication Date 2020-10-01
Language English
Format Hardback
Pages 416
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 222 X 138 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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