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The Story of English in 100 Words Paperback – 5 Jul 2012

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Crystal's book is full of distractions and delights

One of [Crystal's] best ... it builds gradually into a kind of linguistic tapestry, packed with abstruse information, wonderfully readable

If the history of language is a sort of labyrinth, David Crystal is an excellent guide

Delicious revelations ... Crystal does an excellent job, not just of tracing the etymology of a word, but of relating it to social history, painting a picture of our times through words

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An eye-opening tour of the English language through the ages

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd; Main edition (5 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846684285
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846684289
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,07,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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