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Paul Jones previously authored The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer, a book on the origins of British place names. He is a journalist, magazine publisher and is currently studying at the Royal School of Music.
This clever book collects together hundreds of the most intriguing, surprising and little known histories and etymologies of a whole host of English words. From ancient place names to unusual languages, and obscure professions to military slang. It is a fascinating treasure trove of linguistic facts.