An idiosyncratic adventure, pulling you in and saying: "this is, in fact, not what you were
looking for; but it's much more interesting."(Terry Pratchett)
'By judicious updating and editing and by dint of its elegant design and printing, this latest edition retains as strong a place in its reference market niche as it ever did; long may that continue.'
(Stuart James, Past Editor, Reference Reviews, and formerly University Librarian, University of Paisley, UK)
It's the sense of alphabetical happenstance that so enchants the reader today. Open the book anywhere and find a charming list of of incongruous items.
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I have others in the Brewers series and again this is absolutely marvellous. A terrible time waster as I read one thing and this leads to looking up and reading another. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M B
If like the rest of us you are in love with Susie Dent and watch Countdown just to hear her talk on the origin of words, then this book will increase your adoration immeasurably. Read morePublished 24 months ago by D. Warren Piper
This was a Christmas gift and it provides hours of fun and interest. Hard to put down. One thing quickly leads to another and time just disappears.Published on 19 Jun. 2013 by Jam Pot Queen
I own several Brewer's dictionaries,and find them really fascinating.The amount of information they contain is immense,and once you pick one of these books up,you just won't want... Read morePublished on 28 Mar. 2013 by Bill W