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Crystal's book is full of distractions and delights (Daily Express)
One of [Crystal's] best ... it builds gradually into a kind of linguistic tapestry, packed with abstruse information, wonderfully readable (Spectator)
If the history of language is a sort of labyrinth, David Crystal is an excellent guide (The Age, Australia 2011-10-29)
Delicious revelations ... Crystal does an excellent job, not just of tracing the etymology of a word, but of relating it to social history, painting a picture of our times through words (Independent on Sunday)
An eye-opening tour of the English language through the agesSee all Product Description
A very interesting and entertaining way to learn about the origins and development of our languagePublished 3 months ago by Colin C
I have enjoyed other David Crystal books and this one is full of fascinating facts about English worms ...... I mean words!Published 6 months ago by Becksy