"the first book I ever bought for myself. It cost 10s and 6d which is a little over 50p. I've twice been asked to write introductions for later editions, which is like some little Scottish schoolboy being a caddy at St Andrews and later on being invited as a champion golfer" (Terry Pratchett THE GUARDIAN - From the Pieces of Me feature)
"I still feel affection for old Brewer, the "dictionary of last resort". Want to know how to write in Ogham? Or what a hymen really is?" (Simon Winchester THE WEEK)
"An invaluable reference tool of extraordinary breadth." ( FAMILY HISTORY MONTHLY)
¿¿ there¿s never a dull moment to be had with this great, daft, pointless, wonderful brick of a book¿ ¿ Amazon.co.uk
First published in 1870, Ebenezer Cobham Brewer¿s treasury of ¿words that have a story to tell¿ is one of the world¿s best-loved reference books. At the heart of the dictionary lie entries on the meaning and origin of a vast range of words and expressions, from everyday English phrases to Latin tags.
For the 17th edition of Brewer¿s, new editor John Ayto has revised and updated the existing text and added 1500 new articles. The latter include recent words and phrases (Al-Qaeda, 9/11), characters, places (and monsters) from recent fantasy literature (including The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter), famous political and sporting nicknames (Butcher of Baghdad, Goldenballs) and ¿ continuing the century-old Brewer¿s practice of recording unexpected and fascinating information not available in other general reference books ¿ ¿list entries¿ as diverse as misattributed quotations, first lines of novels, French/Spanish/German/Italian idioms and the 'etymologies' of rock group names.
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Descripción CASSELL & CO, 1954. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110304357839
Descripción Cassell Reference, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0304357839