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Between You and I: A Little Book of Bad English Hardcover – 2 Sep 2004

3.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd; Revised edition edition (2 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840466057
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840466058
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 20.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 13 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,529,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review

"A cool, disdainfully precise A-Z of linguistic misuse" -- Terence Blacker, Independent

"A deeply-felt defence of proper English usage" -- Robert McCrum, Observer

"An excellent Christmas gift" -- Writer's Forum

"The perfect guide for those who are interested in salvaging the standards of English ... an enjoyable and informative read" -- Good Book Guide

"Witty and provocative" -- Sunday Herald

Synopsis

John Humphrys, Britain's best-loved radio journalist, introduces a new edition of this waspish review of the massacre of the Queen's English. This handy guide is a valiant attempt to salvage some pearts of good usage from the linguistic dystopia of modern Britain. For the most part, the examples of bad English come from people in the public eye who consider themselves educated and who ought to know better. Between You and I should be the constant bedside companion of any person of sensibility who, against all odds, wants to save our language.

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