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The Pedant's Return Hardcover – 28 Sep 2006


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  • Hardcover: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd (28 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184317216X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843172161
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 815,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It would be wrong to dismiss this little gem as a stocking
filler... an amusing and fascinating collection of facts...' -- Hamstead & Highgate Express, 19 Oct, 2006

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An author and freelance technical writer, Andrea Barham is the acceptable face of pedantry: while she is a big fan of the world, she feels there should be less wrongness and more rightness in it. Painfully aware of her inability to correct the bigger issues such as war, poverty and global warming, she is concentrating on smaller issues more suited to her skills, which consists of 'looking stuff up'. Having focused her mind on correcting a mass of misconceptions in the bestselling "The Pedant's Revolt" (2005), she has now made it her mission to highlight the truth behind a host of the most preposterous-sounding facts. "The Pedant's Return" is Andrea's sixth book.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By I. Yearsley on 8 Nov 2006
Format: Hardcover
The Pedant's Return is a great follow up to Andrea Barham's wonderful Pedant's Revolt book. That book showed you things that you thought were right were actually wrong; this one shows you things that you thought were wrong are actually right! But this is more than a good follow-up book -- it is fantastic in its own right! Think it's a myth that flamingos are pink because of their diet? Wrong! It's true! What about the old adage 'red sky at night, shepherds delight' for predicting good weather the following day? Yep, that's true too! And did Sir Walter Raleigh really put his cloak down for Queen Elizabeth I to walk on? Apparently so! This is an educational, entertaining, fun-filled book, good to read through or to dip into. And with Christmas coming, it would make a perfect present for the friend or relative who thinks they've got (or know) everything!
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By S. Hooper on 3 April 2014
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The Pedant's Return
One of those great little books for the loo. Pick it up read a few bits and leave ...perfect!
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A fun read, expecially for us pedants.
This small book has circulated my family and is just plain fun, dealing as it does with things that you think are right but are are wrong and need to be corrected.

After a year you can pick it up again and have a good chuckle as you recall the varios bits.
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Some just cash in but this is a worthwhile sequel but rather disappointed couldn't find any spelling mistakes inside :-)))
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By Leon on 4 Dec 2010
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While the foreruunner, the Pedant's Revolt was mildly amusing telling you things yoyu thowugt were right are wrong, this 'reverse' edition tells you things you (or I, anyway) either knew (about two thirds) or really couldn't care abut.
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