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Beyond Words By John Humphrys

Beyond Words by John Humphrys

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Summary

Following his bestselling Lost for Words, the ever-popular John Humphrys takes a provocative look at the hidden attitudes that lie behind so many of our current phrases and expressions.

Beyond Words Summary

Beyond Words: How Language Reveals the Way We Live Now by John Humphrys

From the huge response to Lost for Words, it's clear that many of us share John's strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives) but because how we use words reveals so much about the way we see the world. Here John takes a sharp look at phrases and expressions in current use to expose the often hidden attitudes that lie behind them -- from the schoolroom to the boardroom, from Westminster to the weather forecast. Questioning our assumptions, puncturing our illusions and illuminating the way we live now, Brave New Words is a small book that speaks volumes.

Beyond Words Reviews

[Praise for Lost for Words] 'Humphrys is passionate about language -- and very funny too' -- Rod Liddle 20040901 'an exquisite sensitivity to the misuse of the English language' -- The Sunday Times 20041101 'for all those who care about the English language' -- Ann Widdecombe, New Statesman 20041204

About John Humphrys

In a broadcasting career spanning forty years John Humphrys is best known for presenting Radio 4's Today programme and BBC television's Mastermind. He has won a string of national awards and been described as a 'national treasure'. He owned a dairy farm for ten years and has homes in Wales and London.

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GOR000999713
9780340923757
034092375X
Beyond Words: How Language Reveals the Way We Live Now by John Humphrys
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2006-11-02
256
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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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