The Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062417444
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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.

Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
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ISBN: 9780141037462
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Bill Bryson's Mother Tongueis a hymn to the English language.

The Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780380715435
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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson--the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent--brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.

The Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
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ISBN: 9780688078959
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Bryson begins with language's Neanderthal origins and goes on the describe the key people and events that have shaped English into its modern form and character. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440634048
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This is the book that language aficionados worldwide have been waiting for (and no, it’s not a sin to end a sentence with a preposition).

The Adventure Of English

Author: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1628720247
Size: 23.49 MB
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Here is the riveting history of the English language, from its humble beginnings (around 500 AD) as a regional dialect to its current preeminence as a truly global language, estimated to be spoken or understood by as many as two billion ...

Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
ISBN: 9780141040080
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The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language.

Bryson S Dictionary Of Troublesome Words

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767910477
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This is a language where ‘cleave’ can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ‘set’ has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast ...

One Summer

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448169542
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In this hugely entertaining book, Bill Bryson spins a tale of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy.

Notes From A Small Island

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409095754
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Notes from a Small Island was a huge number-one bestseller when it was first published, and has become the nation's most loved book about Britain, going on to sell over two million copies.