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Description - Word Perfect: Etymological Entertainment For Every Day of the Year by Susie Dent

'Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language' Pam Ayres

'Susie Dent is a national treasure' Richard Osman

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781529311518
Format: Hardback
(218mm x 142mm x 36mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Publisher: John Murray Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2020
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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