Wishlist Wednesday #4


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Word Play: A cornucopia of puns, anagrams and other contortions and curiosities of the English language – Gyles Brandreth

Details: Hardback, 368 pages
Published: 6th August 2015 by Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Buy it: Book Depository, Amazon

Synopsis: 

‘No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.’
Only words can do that. Words are magic. Words are fun.

Join Gyles Brandreth – wit and word-meister, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, denizen ofCountdown‘s Dictionary Corner, founder of the National Scrabble Championships, patron of The Queen’s English Society, QI, Room 101, Have I Got News For You and Pointless survivor – on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words and wordplay.

Puns, palindromes, pangrams, Malaprops, euphemisms, mnemonics, acronyms, anagrams, alphabeticals, Tweets, verbiage, verbarrhea – if you can name it, you should find it here, along with the longest, shortest, wittiest, wildest, oldest, latest, oddest, most interesting and most memorable words in the English language – the richest, most remarkable language ever known.

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