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Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist, proofreader, ghostwriter and pedant. He was given a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary as a christening present and has never looked back. In 2009 he started the Inky Fool blog, in order to share his heaps of use-less information with a verbose world. He is also the author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon, and its successful sister volume, The Horologicon, both published by Icon Books.

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A Christmas Cornucopia The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditions by Mark Forsyth
A Christmas Cornucopia The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditions
Mark Forsyth
For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don't know much about Christmas. Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/11/2016
The Elements of Eloquence How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase by Mark Forsyth
The Elements of Eloquence How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase
Mark Forsyth
From the bestselling wordmaster Mark Forsyth, an investigation into what makes a memorable phrase, what makes it stick in our minds and get quoted endlessly. He analyses what makes something like “To be or not to be” so successful, then...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/11/2013
The Horologicon A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language by Mark Forsyth
The Horologicon A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
Mark Forsyth
A lovely mix of rediscovered words spiced with some choice arcane information, all delivered in a dawn to dusk scenario so we can select the new additions to our vocabulary as we go about our daily round. When you reach...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2013
Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition A Box Set Containing the Etymologicon and the Horologicon by Mark Forsyth
Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition A Box Set Containing the Etymologicon and the Horologicon
Mark Forsyth
'Gemel' is an old English word meaning 'twin' - Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition brings together a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and its BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week sequel in a beautiful, stylish box set which is ideal...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2012
The Etymologicon A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth
The Etymologicon A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
Mark Forsyth
July 2013 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history and this potentially ‘dust dry’...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012

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