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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language (Hardback)Mark Forsyth
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Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
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Mark Forsyth manages to make what could be rather a dry topic - words that are no longer in use - fun and engaging. This witty wander through language, sectioned off into times of the day, is the perfect gift for the... More