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The Penguin Dictionary of First Names (Penguin Reference) Paperback – 5 Aug 2004

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 2Rev Ed edition (5 Aug. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141013982
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141013985
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. Now fully updated for its second edition, with 150 new entries, "The Penguin Dictionary of First Names" takes a close look at over 5,000 examples, ranging from the familiar to the comparatively obscure, drawn from all parts of the English-speaking world. Detailed and informative, it is essential reading for expectant parents and for anyone who is intrigued by the story attached to each name.

About the Author

David Pickering is a freelance writer and editor. He is the author of a number of reference works including the Cassell Dictionary of Abbreviations and the Cassell Dictionary of Proverbs. He lives in Buckingham.


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