"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" -- Writer's Forum
"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
About the Author
John Humphrys is the senior presenter on the BBCs flagship Radio 4 Today programme. His extensive work in radio and television is much admired; he was described by the Daily Mail as "one of the most brilliant journalists in the country".
James Cochrane was born in Edinburgh in 1938 and educated there and at Cambridge University. He joined Penguin Books as an editor in 1961 and has worked in publishing ever since. His earlier books include Stipple, Wink and Gusset.