Fry's English Delight

Fry's English Delight

CD-Audio

Read by Stephen Fry

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  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 142mm x 10mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 4 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1408409607
  • ISBN 13: 9781408409602
  • Sales rank: 21,829

Product description

Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4. "Current Puns": Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags? "Metaphor": the English language is chock-full of maritime metaphors: cock up, taken aback, chip on your shoulder and show a leg. And, with the help of a Greek removals firm, we also find the origin of the word 'metaphor'. "Quotation": the uses and misuses of quotations are revealed, and there is also a frank confession from a quotation compiler, which we cannot divulge here. "Cliche": featuring sick parrots and the cliche crisis that affected the writing of Flaubert, Joyce and Eliot, and helped shape modern language and culture. '...this four-programme set is an utter delight and quite fascinating' - "South Wales Argus".

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