If The London Encyclopedia is your sage and venerable grandfather ... Brewer's [Dictionary of London Phrase & Fable] is your funky godfather, full of genial triviality and good humour ... --Time Out, Big Smoke blog, October 19, 2009
... if you have any interest at all in the story of London, you will find much ... to keep you reading.
--World Wide Words, Michael Quinion, October 31, 2009 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Author
"All within the sound of Bow Bell are in reproch called cochnies, and eaters of buttered tostes." (1617)
"... for you can hear them outside the house; they generally speak four or five at a time, and every one in a Mitcham whisper, which is very like a shout." (1892)
"When the Cockney is surprised and incredulous and says, 'Would you Adam and Eve it?' he slyly spreads his unbelief so as to cast a shadow of doubt on the story of creation in the first book of Genesis." (1934)
"Hard done by? A less than ideal world you live in? You're having a bubble, Frank [Lampard], as they say in your native East London." (2007) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.