A most disappointing and unconvincing book.
Why should the fact that a particular phrase or saying predates the KJV mean that the Bible was not its origin: might it not... Read more
Bought this as a Christmas gift - much appreciated.
Good quality, great price. As always Amazon delivered on time. Read more
As a non believer I have always been interested in the subject of Biblical quotes.
This book confirmed my devotion to the work of David Crystal but why did he have to have the... Read more
Begat is another great offering from David Crystal, although it's a lot lighter in tone than his other books - pop-linguistics, if you like. Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2011 by Auburn
Bought for my wife as the "easy read" of 2 books. Amusing, but I don't think it's a very demanding text.Published on 13 April 2011 by MR.P.F.H. BAKER
A very detailed look at the influence (and, importantly, acknowledgement, where appropriate, of the lack of influence) of the King James Bible upon modern English usage. Read morePublished on 19 Mar. 2011 by G. L. Haggett
I have read and enjoyed all of David Crystal's books on language. I was not disappointed with his 'Begat' which describes the great influence the King James Bible has had on... Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2011 by ken burnett