The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week
J. P. Davidson; Stephen Fry
The accompanying book to Stephen Fry's engrossing and entertaining TV guide to the wonder of language.
One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. He sets off with his valet Passepartout, and...
What is the difference between cant and jargon, or assume and presume? What is a fandango? How do you spell supersede? Is it hippy or hippie? This title includes a...
Writing is a defining marker of civilisation; without it there could be no accumulation of knowledge. Andrew Robinson tells the fascinating story of the history of writing, considering its development...
Does language reflect the culture of a society? Is our mother-tongue a lens through which we perceive the world? Can different languages lead their speakers to different thoughts? This title...
Everyday Gaelic was originally published by Gairm Publications in 1984 and had been reprinted many times. This is an expanded and updated edition which feature up-to-date orthography.
Explores how our brains learnt to read. This work presents a discussion ranging from the history of the earliest known examples of written language, to whether reading online really is...
Described by The Times as 'the book no writer should be without', this is the definitive guide for everyone in the writing profession. Including free online access to www.thewritershandbook.com, which...
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