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Word Perfect

Word Perfect

‘Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language’ Pam Ayres

Susie Dent is a national treasure’ Richard Osman

Welcome to a year of wonder through the English language with Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and queen of Countdown’s Dictionary Corner.

From Turning a Blind Eye (Nelson putting the telescope to his missing eye to ignore the order to stop fighting) to why May Day became a distress call; from stealing someone’s thunder to the real Jack the Lad, from tartle (forgetting someone’s name) to snaccident (unintentionally eating a whole packet of biscuits), WORD PERFECT is her brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable true stories tied to every day of the year. You’ll never be lost for words again.
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Genre: Europe / British Isles / United Kingdom, Great Britain

On Sale: 1st October 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781529311501

Reviews

I love this book. Nobody on earth knows more about the English language than Susie Dent and nobody writes about it more entertainingly. This is a treat for every day of the year
GYLES BRANDRETH
Susie Dent is a national treasure
RICHARD OSMAN
A golden vaulted cave of fascinating and funny hidden gems for people who love words, for people who aren't that bothered about words and people who don't even really like words...and that is the magic of Susie Dent.
JO BRAND
Utterly addictive . . . unputdownable
RICHARD & JUDY, Daily Express