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Between You and I By John Humphrys

Between You and I by John Humphrys

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Summary

This handy guide is a valiant attempt to salvage some pearls of good usage from the linguistic dystopia of English. For the most part, the examples of bad English come from people in the public eye who consider themselves educated and who ought to know better.

Between You and I Summary

Between You and I: A Little Book of Bad English by John Humphrys

John Humphrys, Britain's best-loved radio journalist, introduces a new edition of this waspish review of the massacre of the Queen's English. This handy guide is a valiant attempt to salvage some pearts of good usage from the linguistic dystopia of modern Britain. For the most part, the examples of bad English come from people in the public eye who consider themselves educated and who ought to know better. Between You and I should be the constant bedside companion of any person of sensibility who, against all odds, wants to save our language.

Between You and I Reviews

"'The perfect guide for those who are interested in salvaging the standards of English... an enjoyable and informative read' Good Book Guide; 'Witty and provocative' Sunday Herald; 'A cool, disdainfully precise A-Z of linguistic misuse' Terence Blacker, Independent; 'A deeply-felt defence of proper English usage' Robert McCrum, Observer; 'An excellent Christmas gift' Writers' Forum"

About John Humphrys

James Cochrane was born in Edinburgh in 1938 and educated at Cambridge University. He joined Penguin Books in 1961 and has worked in publishing ever since. John Humphrys is 'one of the most brilliant journalists in the country' (Daily Mail) and the senior presenter on BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme.

Additional information

GOR004258530
9781840466058
1840466057
Between You and I: A Little Book of Bad English by John Humphrys
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Icon Books Ltd
2004-09-02
164
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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