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The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

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The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and ... Show synopsis

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Elton C

For Languages Lushes

by Elton C on Jan 12, 2012

I admit to being a language and word junkie but this is an absolute masterpiece on the English language by an arthor, Bill Bryson, who is a genius at imparting knowledge with humor . . I may buy everything he's ever written!

CopakeWillow

English Explained Wonderfully

by CopakeWillow on Feb 19, 2009

Bryson writes with great erudition about the fascinating history of the English language and all its glorious idiosyncracies. As with all Bryson books, much of it is laugh-out-loud funny. But it's also clearly written by a person who loves the English language.

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