Spell It Out: The singular story of English spelling (Paperback)David Crystal (author)
- 5+ in stock
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
A prolific author ... he can write with authority on trends in the spelling of rhubarb and indeed on the history of the spelling of any tricky word you care to mention. For him, the patterns are clear ... highly entertaining * Observer *
A prolific author ... highly entertaining to read * Observer *
Spectacular * Readers Digest *
This masterly book is a deft guide with a light touch -- Harry Mount * TLS *
A spelling book with a difference * Yorkshire Gazette and Herald *
Crystal's splendid book, the latest in a long line by this prolific language truffler, proceeds chronologically, deep in learning and characteristically light on its feet. -- Marcus Berkmann * Daily Mail *
A Must Read...An entertaining and fascinating study of how English spelling became so wildly inconsistent. * Sunday Times *
The chaotic yet enthralling story of British spelling through the ages * Bookseller *
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