Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment Every Day (Hardback)
  • Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment Every Day (Hardback)
zoom

Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment Every Day (Hardback)

(author)
£14.99
Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 28/10/2021
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

The queen of Countdown's dictionary corner presents a year's worth of etymologies, derivations and other linguistic trivia in this hugely entertaining and informative volume.

Welcome to a year of wonder with Susie Dent, lexicographer, logophile, and longtime queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner.

From the real Jack the Lad to the theatrically literal story behind stealing someone's thunder, from tartle (forgetting someone's name at the very moment you need it) to snaccident (the unintentional eating of an entire packet of biscuits), Word Perfect is a brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable stories, fascinating facts, and surprising etymologies tied to every day of the year. You'll never be lost for words again.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529371314
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'I love this book. Nobody on earth knows more about the English language than Susie Dent and nobody writes about it more entertainingly. This is a treat for every day of the year' - Gyles Brandreth

'Susie Dent is a national treasure' - Richard Osman

'A golden vaulted cave of fascinating and funny hidden gems for people who love words, for people who aren't that bothered about words and people who don't even really like words...and that is the magic of Susie Dent.' - Jo Brand

'Utterly addictive . . . unputdownable' - Daily Express

'Stuffed with delightful words . . . it'll keep Scrabble fanatics and wordsmiths entertained for hours' - Radio Times

'Entertaining' - Spectator

'Packed full of fascinating facts' - Charlotte Heathcote, Sunday Express

'Magic' - Daily Mail 

'You can pick it up and be absorbed for hours' - The Press (York)

You may also be interested in...

Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners
Added to basket
The Very Short Story Starter
Added to basket
£14.99
Notebook / blank book
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Journey of Humanity
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
Rebel Ideas
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Playfair Cricket Annual 2022
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Spanish in 3 Months with Free Audio App
Added to basket
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2022
Added to basket
Calling Bullshit
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Guinness World Records 2022
Added to basket
London A-Z Street Atlas
Added to basket
Portuguese in 3 Months with Free Audio App
Added to basket
Private Eye Annual 2021
Added to basket
English for Everyone Course Book Level 1 Beginner
Added to basket

“Perfect Words”

Susie Dent presents fascinating insights into our lexicography. Something to educate on every page.

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 4

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.