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Product details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (2 Aug. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014104344X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141043449
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 536,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Albert Jack is a writer and historian. His first book Red Herrings and White Elephants explored the origins of well-known idioms and phrases and became an international best-seller in 2004. It was serialized in the Sunday Times and remained on their best-seller list for sixteen straight months. He followed this up with a series of other books including Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep, Pop Goes the Weasel and What Caesar did for my Salad.

Fascinated by discovering the truth behind the world's great stories, Albert has become an expert at explaining the unexplained, enriching millions of dinner table conversations and ending bar room quarrels the world over. He is now a veteran of hundreds of live television shows and thousands of radio programs worldwide. Albert lives somewhere between Guildford in England and Cape Town in South Africa.

OTHER BOOKS BY ALBERT JACK

RED HERRINGS AND WHITE ELEPHANTS
SHAGGY DOGS AND BLACK SHEEP
PHANTOM HITCHHIKERS
LOCH NESS MONSTERS AND OTHER MYSTERIES SOLVED
POP GOES THE WEASEL
THE OLD DOG AND DUCK
WHAT CAESAR DID FOR MY SALAD
BLACK SHEEP & LAME DUCKS
IT'S A WONDERFUL WORD
MONEY FOR OLD ROPE - PART 1
MONEY FOR OLD ROPE - PART 2
THE JAM: SOUNDS FROM THE STREET
SHED DEBT & START LIVING LIFE
THE QUEEN OF HEARTS
WANT TO BE A WRITER?
LAST MAN IN LONDON

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Albert Jack is the man with the answers (Daily Express )

Exploding sausages, life-saving Cornish pasties and Caesar's connection with salads ... the fascinating origins of our favourite dishes (Daily Mail )

A slice of history to really get your teeth into (The Sun )

About the Author

Albert Jack has written a series of bestselling books that explore the strange stories behind things we take for granted: that's everything from nursery rhymes - Pop Goes the Weasel - to everyday phrases - Shaggy Dogs and Black Sheep.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rodney Simone on 18 Feb. 2011
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If, like me, you have wondered how some favourite foods got their names then this book will tell you. Written in an easy readable style it will alert you to some names that you might otherwise have not realised were of interest.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By philibert on 21 Feb. 2011
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I am interested in food ... and also in history / origin of the words ... this book is therefore a good reading for me. Good presentation, index complete, readable writing. A good buy at a good price.
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By J. E. Michie on 24 Mar. 2013
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I love books stuffed with trivia and other bits of 'useless' information, and I love cooking and eating, so as far as I am concerned
this book is a winner. It is like a rich fruit cake, stuffed with delicious nuggets of culinary history.

It is the perfect gift for anyone who is in the slightest bit interested in food be they male or female, and of any age. Put it on
your wish list NOW.
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as a hobby cook i just adore this book and makes me laugh loudly. at the moment im ordering the 5th one for birthday present and for sure it will be not last.
some amuzing easy reading for food lovers
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By Sarah Tipper TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 Sept. 2014
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A lovely, yummy book, very neatly sectioned into courses, so beginning with breakfast and ending with the cheeseboard. I particularly liked the chapter about Christmas food.
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