Wyrd biš ful aręd (fate is relentless) is just one phrase I love quoting from the Old English (c 5th-11th centuries) I learned at university just because I can, and of course, to impress my friends. This book is written like any modern phrase book for travellers but the difference here is that this is for time travellers. It is full of useful words and phrases and has a pronunciation guide as well as pronunciation for every Old English word. There are also word lists of numbers, place names, etc. Invaluable phrases such as "I need a new wheel", "My wagon is stuck in the mud" and "I wish to buy a horse" mingle with the more familiar "Do you have a room for one/two/three persons", "I do not like it", "waiter", "waitress", "Would you like to dance",etc. This really brings the old, no-longer-spoken language to life and into everyday usage instead of it being locked into a few examples of a bygone literature. Even though we can't be sure of its authenticity as a spoken language, the book is immense fun while a lot can be learned. Downloading a book to my Kindle seemed strangely at odds with the Old English content, but also rather wonderful. Highly recommended.