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Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story [Hardcover]

Michael Rosen
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Review

This is a fascinating read and great gift for Christmas (Bookseller)

Enjoyable history of the alphabet (The Times)

Substantial and engaging (Guardian)

Forget party crackers - when you settle down to the turkey and trimmings this year simply make sure you have this book to hand. There's even a chapter devoted to family friendly alphabet games: perfect for playing after the Queen's been on. That letters can and should be fun, not just functional, is one of the main messages of this book (Sunday Telegraph)

The perfect book for anyone who relishes the intricacies of language and letters . . . [Rosen] reveals a gift for seamlessly meshing hard information, personal anecdote, jokes and puzzles with educational, cultural and linguistic questions and wry, pointed, observations . . . There are delights in this book for all ages (Australian)

[Michael Rosen] gives each letter a neat CV . . . enjoyable (The Times)

Book Description

From Alphabets to Zipcodes, the surprising story of our 26 letters from million-selling author and Radio 4 language expert, Michael Rosen.

About the Author

Michael Rosen was born in 1946 in North London and read English at Oxford. He is a former Children's Laureate and is the bestselling author of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, which won the Smarties Best Book of the Year Award, and many other books. He presents Word of Mouth on BBC Radio 4. This is the book he has always wanted to write.
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