Buy Used
£3.76
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Greener_Books
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Book of Spells and Misspells Hardcover – 1 Jul 2005

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£77.86 £3.76
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Product details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Book Guild Publishing Ltd (1 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857769376
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857769371
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,063,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Synopsis

Full of witty and unusual insights into the world of written English, from Shakespeare's inventiveness to Dr Johnson's searches for the origin of word's; from spelling as the flagship of culture and the origins of the Australian national anthem to the latest freebooters and text messaging.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
This book is a real treasure, full of delights and wisdom. It is also screamingly funny . 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves' is I think a pleasant and useful grammar book but there was nothing new for me.  The' Book of Spell & Misspells' covers such a wide range that I find something that grabs my interest each time I pick it up.  It includes Old Time Spelling, and modern spelling withSMS text messaging, on emails, and whether spell-checkers can spell, English spellings in other languages and foreign spellings in English, how people spelled when they could spell how they like, an Old Time Spelling Bee, Mark Twain's story about spelling in Ancient Egypt, facts about etymology, spelling demons, games, jokes and cartoons.  
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
Reeding this book u lern a lot about english spelling and its absurditys, and the best thing about it is that it is not academic stuf - it is good fun!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lighthearted History of Spelling 19 May 2008
By Theo C. Halladay - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Valerie Yule, a scholarly Australian authority on spelling. takes her expertise lightly. She has a mind loaded with information about present & past spelling of the English language, from text messaging all the way back, so the reader learns a lot. But beyond that, this book provides a unique view, accurate but mischievous. It is loaded with funny trivia about spelling. Those who speak or teach on educational subjects should keep it in their reference library as an unfailing supply of humorous remarks, limericks, anecdotes & snide observations, by past and present writers, about the way our language is written. Those who have enjoyed Eats, Shoots and Leaves, or Vivian Cook's Broccoli in the Cemetery, will also enjoy The Book of Spells and Misspells.
Was this review helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category


Feedback