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Clichés: Avoid Them Like The Plague Hardcover – 6 Sep 2012

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843174863
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843174868
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 2.2 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 481,284 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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They're the everyday phrases that we all love to hate - and all love to use. Author Nigel Fountain cuts to the chase and tells us what they really mean (Mail on Sunday)

Guides the reader through the origins, histories and meanings of cliches in every form (The Oldie)

About the Author

Nigel Fountain is a writer, broadcaster and journalist who has written for many publications, including The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The New Statesman, The Oldie, the London Evening Standard, the New York Soho Weekly News, History Today, New Society, Oz magazine and Time Out. His documentary work for Radio 4 and BBC2 has ranged from style magazines and the history of thrillers to dance halls and the events of 1968. He was a commissioning obituaries editor on The Guardian for many years, and co-editor of City Limits magazine. His books include: Days Like These (a novel); two volumes from the 'Voices From the Twentieth Century' series, Women at War and The Battle of Britain and the Blitz; Underground: The London Alternative Press 1966-74; Lost Empires: The Phenomenon of Theatres Past, Present And Future; and the award-winning WWII: The People's Story. He read Politics at York University.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Master Daniel on 19 Sept. 2013
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To be perfectly honest,at the end of the day,when all is said and done I enjoyed this book.I thought it was going to be comprehensive a list of cliches but its more of a history of a few of the more popular ones.It certainly pulled the wool over my eyes.It just shows you not to jump to conclusions.Having said that with the best will in the world its still worth a punt.Its certainly better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 19 Dec. 2012
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Rehash of old cliches. Nothing new to learn about. Could have wrote this book myself. Would not recommend to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey99 on 24 Nov. 2012
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I couldn't decide if the book is aimed at an American audience or us. It seemed an unhappy mix of both cultures.
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