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The Etymologicon By Mark Forsyth

The Etymologicon
by Mark Forsyth

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The massive Christmas 2011 bestseller and Radio 4 Book of the Week
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The Etymologicon Summary


The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth

THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER
`Witty and erudite ... stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless.' Nick Duerden, Independent
`Particularly good ... Forsyth takes words and draws us into their, and our, murky history' William Leith, Evening Standard
The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language.
What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces?
Mark Forsyth's riotous celebration of the idiosyncratic and sometimes absurd connections between words isa classic of its kind: a mine of fascinating information and a must-read for word-lovers everywhere.
`Highly recommended.' Spectator

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The Etymologicon Reviews


'I'm hooked on Forsyth's book - Crikey, but this is addictive' -- Mathew Parris * The Times *
'Kudos should go to Mark Forsyth, author of The Etymologicon - Clearly a man who knows his onions, Mr Forsyth must have worked 19 to the dozen, spotting red herrings and unravelling inkhorn terms, to bestow this boon - a work of the first water, to coin a phrase.' * Daily Telegraph *
''The Etymologicon' contains fascinating facts' * Daily Mail *
'One of the books of the year. It is too enjoyable for words.' -- Henry Coningsby * Waterstones Watford *

About Mark Forsyth


Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist and blogger. Every job he's ever had, whether as a ghost-writer or proof-reader or copy-writer, has been to do with words. He started The Inky Fool blog in 2009 and now writes a post almost every day. The blog has received worldwide attention and enjoys an average of 4,000 hits per week.

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GOR008007991
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth
Mark Forsyth
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Icon Books Ltd
2016-11-03
256
1785781707
9781785781704
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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.