on 17 January 2011
A beautiful book crammed with 'facts' about the origin and meaning of all the fascinating sayings, idioms and magical stories one learns from being a child through to adulthood and that one repeats, without thinking of how they came about. I've had hours of enjoyment already just dipping in and out; a reference work that's an everyday read too.
on 11 September 2011
Quite interesting. Random facts. Browsers paradise. Well, I never knew that!
I bought this in response to an article about reference books becoming obsolete with the rise of on-line information. It's a pleasure to have and has provided many an interesting fact. It scores high in the "well, I never knew that" stakes. Buy one and enjoy!