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Bright, modern and scholarly reference.,
This review is from: The Penguin Book of Cliches (Penguin Reference Books) (Paperback)
Since time immemorial I'd been looking high and low for a reference to the term 'deep six'. I thought any book that answered my query kicked butt so I bought this. It didn't fail to impress. The author spends four pages or so convincing her readers that she can cut the mustard - and she succeeded.
How to read such a book to get a flavour of the style and content? Try a 'hypertext' route. Start at a random entry; continue reading until you come to a cross reference; jump to that reference. Serendipity rules! O.k. it's hard to avoid the cliché habit.