"Catchphrase, Slogan & Cliche" is for anyone seeking the meanings or origins of hundreds of the expressions that enrich our everyday speech. From phrases that go back to Norman times, through proverbs, catch phrases and quotations, right up to modern expressions, this book takes an informed and amusing look at the origins of some of the more colourful sayings that passed into everyday currency.
Judy Parkinson is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller 'I before E (Except after C)', which has been featured everywhere from the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme to questions asked on University Challenge. She is also the author of 'Remember, Remember the Fifth of November: The History of Britain in Bite-sized Chunks' and 'Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas: Popular Expressions - What They Mean and Where We Got Them'. Judy has appeared on national radio and across the media talking about her books.
Judy has worked as a journalist, and has interviewed many public figures about their school days for the Times Educational Supplement and the Daily Telegraph. She lives in London and also works as a television producer making educational documentaries for Teachers TV. She has produced numerous music videos and television commercials.