Samuel Johnson, died 1784, in London. His best-known work was published in 1755 after nine years of work. Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language had a far-reaching impact on Modern English.
Jen Campbell - Author
Jen Campbell grew up in the North East of England, and graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature. She's a published poet and short story writer. She lives in North London where she works at Ripping Yarns bookshop.
Featured Books, with extracts, by Jen Campbell
More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops Jen Campbell
Having mined her own memories and those of her colleagues, Jen Campbell opens her challenge for Weird things Customers say to fellow Booksellers worldwide. As a Bookseller of long standing, weird customer sayings and queries were like beacons in the... Format: Hardback - Released: 18/04/2013
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops Jen Campbell
April 2012 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Having been a bookseller, one of my weirdest moments was being asked for a pound of sausages. We tracked that down to the shop having been... Format: Hardback - Released: 26/03/2012