Troublesome Words

Troublesome Words

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With "Troublesome Words", journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to problems of English usage and spelling. Originally published as "The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words", it has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for nearly twenty years. Now fully updated and revised, it is better than ever. So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • bibliography, glossary
  • 0141001356
  • 9780141001357
  • 264,894

About Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson was born in 1951 in Iowa but lived in the UK for many years working as a sub-editor before becoming an international bestselling writer with books such as THE LOST CONTINENT and NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND. He now lives in New England withhis wife and four children.
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