Word Play: A cornucopia of puns, anagrams and other contortions and curiosities of the English language (Hardback)
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Word Play: A cornucopia of puns, anagrams and other contortions and curiosities of the English language (Hardback)

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'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.'
Only words can do that. Words are magic. Words are fun.

Join Gyles Brandreth - wit and word-meister, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, denizen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, founder of the National Scrabble Championships, patron of The Queen's English Society, QI, Room 101, Have I Got News For You and Pointless survivor - on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words and wordplay.

Puns, palindromes, pangrams, Malaprops, euphemisms, mnemonics, acronyms, anagrams, alphabeticals, Tweets, verbiage, verbarrhea - if you can name it, you should find it here, along with the longest, shortest, wittiest, wildest, oldest, latest, oddest, most interesting and most memorable words in the English language - the richest, most remarkable language ever known.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473620308
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 232 x 146 x 33 mm

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“Interesting and lots of fun!”

As I had had no previous knowledge of Gyles Brandreth, nor his television programmes, I ordered this book on the strength of the review in the TLS, and found it delightful. It is not a book to be read straight... More

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