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Globish presents a terrifically interesting prism through which to view the history of English . . . Most fascinating and amusing . . . Mr. McCrum s rapid journey . . . makes entertaining reading.--Paul Levy
Robert McCrum is the associate editor of The Observer and lives in London with his wife, Sarah Lyall. His books include the bestselling The Story of English, My Year Off, Wodehouse: A Life, and Globish. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I like books about the development of language, and was hoping for good things from this book. But it didn't fully live up to those expectations. Read morePublished on 15 July 2013 by Half Man, Half Book
Anybody who has travelled a little is likely to be able to tell a tale about Globish, the near-ubiquitous English found in the four corners of the globe. Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2011 by therealus
Very interesting book about how and why English became the global tongue and how it is evolving in different places.