The Cabinet of Calm

The Cabinet of Calm : Soothing Words for Troubled Times

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'It's fantastic ... Exactly the book that everybody needs...' Simon Mayo
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Sometimes we all need a little reminder that it's going to be okay... Open The Cabinet of Calm to discover a comforting word that's equal to your troubles.

The Cabinet of Calm has been designed to be picked up whenever you need a moment of serenity. Just select the emotion listed that reflects whatever you're feeling and you'll be offered a matching linguistic remedy: fifty-one soothing words for troubled times.

These kind words - alongside their definitions and their stories - will bring peace, comfort and delight, and provide fresh hope.

Written with a lightness of touch, The Cabinet of Calm shows us that we're not alone. Like language, our emotions are universal: someone else has felt like this before and so there's a word to help, whatever the challenge.

So much more than a book of words, The Cabinet of Calm will soothe your soul and ease your mind. It's the perfect gift.
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From inside The Cabinet Of Calm...

'RESPAIR': a word for a renewed or reinvigorated hope, or a recovery from anguish or hopelessness.

'WORLDCRAFT': a collective term for the unique skills, wisdom and experience that an older person has amassed in their lifetime.

'MELIORISM': the belief that all things, no matter how bad, can always be improved - given enough determination from people willing to improve them.

'SYMMACHY': the act of joining or working together to produce a stronger force than could ever be managed individually - especially in order to overcome something that affects us all.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23.88mm | 299.37g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1783964707
  • 9781783964703
  • 179,773

About Paul Anthony Jones

Paul Anthony Jones is something of a linguistic phenomenon. He runs the popular @HaggardHawks Twitter feed, blog and YouTube channel, revealing daily word facts to 60,000 engaged followers. His books include: Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities (E&T, 2015), The Accidental Dictionary (E&T, 2016), The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities (E&T, 2017), Around the World in 80 Words (E&T, 2018), as well as several other books on trivia and language. He appears regularly in the media and has contributed to the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries online. He is also a piano teacher and musician, and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.
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