Mark Forsyth English Language 2 Book Set

Mark Forsyth English Language 2 Book Set

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Mark Forsyth

2 Book Set

About the English Language

New paperbacks


Included:

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase


The Etymologicon 

The Etymologicon is an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language.

What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? Mark Forsyth’s riotous celebration of the idiosyncratic and sometimes absurd connections between words is a classic of its kind: a mine of fascinating information and a must-read for word-lovers everywhere.


The Elements of Eloquence

Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as ‘To be or not to be’ and ‘Bond. James Bond.’ In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon.

Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquence reveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold – and how you can do the same.


Book dimensions: 20 cm x 13 cm


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