Word Play: A cornucopia of puns, anagrams and other contortions and curiosities of the English language

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'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.'
Only words can do that. Words are magic. Words are fun.

Join Gyles Brandreth - wit and word-meister, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, denizen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, founder of the National Scrabble Championships, patron of The Queen's English Society, QI, Room 101, Have I Got News For You and Pointless survivor - on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words and wordplay.

Puns, palindromes, pangrams, Malaprops, euphemisms, mnemonics, acronyms, anagrams, alphabeticals, Tweets, verbiage, verbarrhea - if you can name it, you should find it here, along with the longest, shortest, wittiest, wildest, oldest, latest, oddest, most interesting and most memorable words in the English language - the richest, most remarkable language ever known.

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Publisher
Coronet
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Published on
Aug 6, 2015
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781473620315
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Games & Activities / Logic & Brain Teasers
Games & Activities / Word & Word Search
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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