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A fascinating look into recent ephemera,
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This review is from: Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable (Hardcover)I am enjoying this companion immensely, reading a few pages before going to sleep each evening. It combines thoroughness with wit and its selection reminds me of many half-remembered events, sayings, publications, etc. As with other such books of reference, it is difficult to look up one item and stop there - all too often one is drawn into a lengthy ramble through its pages emerging better informed and greatly refreshed.
I bought the 18th edition of the original version at the same time, thanks to a couple of Christmas presents, as my previous one is somewhat dated and both are beautiful to look at and handle. They make a handsome pair and I know they will soon become indispensable.
My only quibble is that the binding is inadequate for such a weighty tome.