The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language (Hardback)Mark Forsyth (author)
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Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
'Kudos should go to Mark Forsyth, author of The Etymologicon - Clearly a man who knows his onions, Mr Forsyth must have worked 19 to the dozen, spotting red herrings and unravelling inkhorn terms, to bestow this boon - a work of the first water, to coin a phrase.' * Daily Telegraph *
'This year's must-have stocking filler - the angel on the top of the tree, the satsuma in the sock, the threepenny bit in the plum pudding, the essential addition to the library in the smallest room is Mark Forsyth's The Etymologicon.' -- Ian Sansom * Guardian *
''The Etymologicon' contains fascinating facts' * Daily Mail *
'One of the books of the year. It is too enjoyable for words.' -- Henry Coningsby * Waterstones Watford *
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A wonderfully surprising tour of the English language. Irreverent but intelligent, well-thought out and with plenty of suprises. Perfect for dipping in and out of.
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This is an brilliant book and very cleverly put together. It has had me laughing out loud many times. If you like words, their origins and how have they have changed over time, you'll love this book. It is very... More
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