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Tony Thorne - Author

About the Author

Tony Thorne is Language and Innovation consultant and director of the New Language Archive at King's College, London. He broadcasts regularly on radio, including for the BBC, and has been a Hollywood script consultant and an EU adviser on language and communication.

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Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Author: Tony Thorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2014

With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread. Daily Telegraph

Brasso, Blanco and Bull

Brasso, Blanco and Bull

Author: Tony Thorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/05/2012

When Tony Thorne first turned up for his medical in 1956 he had little idea of the adventures he would face and the people he would encounter over the next two years in service. Brasso, Blanco & Bull is the hilarious account of life in National Service, where 23339788 Thorne faced the horrors of basic training, the boredom of the drill yard as well as the unforgettable camaraderie of the squad. Praise: 'This book took me back more years than I care to remember.' Bernard Cribbins, The Parachute Regiment, 1947-8 'A great reminder for those of us that did it and a great treat for those that didn't.' Windsor Davies, East Surrey Regiment, 1950-2 'More Virgin Soldiers just like the ones I remember. This lot made me laugh a lot.' Leslie Thomas, Royal Army Pay Corps 1949-51 'I thoroughly enjoyed the read.It took me back to my days of national service, most of which I enjoyed!' Freddie Truman, OBE, Royal Air Force 1951-3

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Dictionary of Contemporary Slang

Author: Tony Thorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2007

With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this convenient paperback edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line. Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread. Daily Telegraph

Madame Tussaud

Madame Tussaud

Author: Tony Thorne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2004

Young Marie first showed a talent for life-modelling as a teenager in Paris. Sent to live in the royal household, she started sculpting famous figures, including King Louis XVI himself. This is the amazing story of the woman who founded London's celebrated waxwork museum, Madame Tussaud's.

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