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A good basic introduction,
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This review is from: The Story of English: How an Obscure Dialect Became the World's Most-Spoken Language (Kindle Edition)
I've read several books such as this. Joseph Piercy's 'take' on the subject is interesting though it lacks any real depth. I would recommend it for secondary school pupils. My favourite book in this category is Bill Bryson's "Mother Tongue"