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Praise for The Story of English in 100 Words:
'Crystal's book is full of distractions and delights(Daily Express)
An enlightening tour of English spelling that untangles 'stationery' from 'stationary' - and explains why the 'i before e except after c' rule is so misleadingSee all Product Description
I love the author's easy to understand explanations and his obvious life long enthusiasm for the evolution of the English language. Well worth the read and is decent on Kindle too.Published 5 days ago by Middle aged spread
Buy it, read it, if you have any interest in our language. Somewhat dry, but altogether fascinating.Published 1 month ago by Timothy Hammond
Sorry - can't review - book was a present for a relativePublished 9 months ago by Mr. Michael Bennett
I have never read such a witty, well-informed and wise explanation of the spelling systems of English - and without boasting, but hopefully to increase my credibility so that you... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Aurifex