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    Beyond Words: How Language Reveals the Way We Live Now (Paperback) By (author) John Humphrys


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    DescriptionFrom the huge response to Lost for Words, it's clear that many of us share John's strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives) but because how we use words reveals so much about the way we see the world. Here John takes a sharp look at phrases and expressions in current use to expose the often hidden attitudes that lie behind them - from the schoolroom to the boardroom, from Westminster to the weather forecast. Questioning our assumptions, puncturing our illusions and illuminating the way we live now, Beyond Words is a small book that speaks volumes.

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    Beyond Words
    How Language Reveals the Way We Live Now
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Humphrys
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 176 g
    ISBN 13: 9780340923764
    ISBN 10: 0340923768

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC subject category V2: CFB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 480
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    DC22: 427
    LC classification: P
    BIC subject category V2: CFFD
    BISAC V2.8: LAN014000, LAN000000
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    DC22: 306.44, 306.440941
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    Edition statement
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder Paperback
    Publication date
    07 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    In a broadcasting career spanning forty years John Humphrys is best known for presenting Radio 4's Today programme and BBC television's Mastermind. He has won a string of national awards and been described as a 'national treasure'. He owned a dairy farm for ten years and has homes in Wales and London.
    Review quote
    'Wonderfully spirited.' Daily Mail 'Very amusing... managing to combine mellow wisdom with an endearing rattiness. Beyond Words is among the best books of a new bloodline of non-fiction that dissects modern ails from a position of dismay or bafflement.' The Herald 'He talks a lot of (well-punctuated) sense.' londonpaper [Praise for Lost for Words] 'Humphrys is passionate about language - and very funny too' Rod Liddle 'an exquisite sensitivity to the misuse of the English language' The Sunday Times 'for all those who care about the English language' Ann Widdecombe, New Statesman