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Endangered Words: Simon Hertnon's guided tour of one hundred exceptional rare words by [Hertnon, Simon]
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Language: English

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Finally, a digital version of the book loved by word lovers*.

Published in print as both Endangered Words and From Afterwit to Zemblanity, Simon Hertnon’s ‘treasure trove of rich and rare words’ can now be enjoyed on your eReader.

Hertnon describes his book as a gallery of fine words, and a stroll through it will introduce you to words that give you reason to pause and consider. Some words hit you between the eyeballs, others make you laugh or nod your head in wistful recognition. But every word reminds you of the value tied up in our language, if only we take the time to explore, discern, and share. Do take a look inside.

The ideal gift for the hard-to-buy-for word lover in your family, Endangered Words features 100 hand-picked rarities. For each word, Hertnon explains meaning, derivation, rarity, usage, and why he chose the word for his ‘exhibition’. Related words, keen wit, crisp quotations, and an eclectic short story are all to be found on Simon Hertnon’s guided tour.

"Hertnon provides a treasure trove of rich and rare words to delight, tantalise and obsess the most compulsive of language obsessives. Lovely stuff."
Weekend Press

"This book is a gem."
Northern Advocate

"an excellent guide to that obscure word"
Investigate Magazine

*Rated 4+ stars in Amazon and Goodreads (December 2015).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 643 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Marsilio Press (16 December 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019HJ3EPM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,08,388 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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