The Penguin Dictionary of First Names
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The Penguin Dictionary of First Names

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What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. Now fully updated for its second edition, with 150 new entries, The Penguin Dictionary of First Names takes a close look at over 5,000 examples, ranging from the familiar to the comparatively obscure, drawn from all parts of the English-speaking world. Detailed and informative, it is essential reading for expectant parents and for anyone who is intrigued by the story attached to each name.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 299.37g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd UK ed.
  • 0141013982
  • 9780141013985
  • 202,160

About David Pickering

David Pickering is a freelance writer and editor. He is the author of a number of reference works including the Cassell Dictionary of Abbreviations and the Cassell Dictionary of Proverbs. He lives in Buckingham.
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