8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Fascinating and accessable,
This review is from: Through the Language Glass: How Words Colour your World (Hardcover)
Apart from the slightly dry introduction, this book was impossible to put down. The author's style is very appealing and it is packed with quite amazing, yet true, stories and pieces of information. The book is very well structured, taking the reader through the history of ideas regarding language development and inheritance in a logical and satisfying way. Its never overly technical but has enough to stretch your brain, and there are plenty of humorous observations to keep you emotionally involved. This is definitely worth the money, especially as the colour inserts are of such excellent quality and relevance to the subject. A great read.