Often I find myself saying phrases, such as "gone for a burton", "the best laid schemes of mice and men" and "you could sleep on a clothes line", and many, many others. One of my children asked me, mum, what does that mean. Well, I didn't know, so I thought I'd find out. The book I purchased had a good description of what the content was, the condition of the book and sounded just what we needed to investigate the origins of these everyday phrases. We were certainly not disappointed, (the product description was spot on), we don't read it from cover to cover, but if a phrase pops up one day, it's great to see the kids grab for the book and find out the history. It's very thorough and great entertainment for all of us. Many thanks.