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'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' -- Roland White, Sunday Times 'A magical new book ... Forsyth unveils a selection of those obsolete, but oh-so-wonderful words' -- Daily Mail 'Whether you are out on the pickaroon or ogo-pogoing for a bellibone, The Horologicon is a lexical lamppost' -- The Field 'A delightfully eccentric ... illuminating new book.' -- Daily Mail 'A magical new book ... Forsyth unveils a selection of those obsolete, but oh-so-wonderful words.' -- Daily Mail
Mark Forsyth is a blogger and author whose books have made him one of the UK's best-known commentators on words. His book The Etymologicon was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and was followed by the similarly successful The Horologicon. Follow Mark on Twitter @inkyfool.
This splendid book explores the highways and byways of obscure words; using more dictionaries than you could shake a fist at. We are all lazy when it comes to language. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Curlyview!!
Delightful book, never tire of dipping into it. Marvellous gift for mouthy/Scrabble obsessed/smart as paint/crossword loving/word hungry friends.Published 2 months ago by Mrs. Gillian Gabel
Just brilliant, the most interesting set of books i've read probably since leaving school. funny, knowledgeable and all nice inter-linked together. A trememdous read!Published 6 months ago by mr b woollard