This is the story of how language began. One spring evening in a Stone Age encampment, the first word was uttered, followed shortly by the first lie. Before long, someone had told the first story, cracked the first joke, caused the first misunderstanding and sparked off the first row.

The Wurd 1996, Flamingo, London

ISBN-13: 9780006546887

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The Wurd 1995, Flamingo, London

ISBN-13: 9780002243100