1300 187 187
 
Fry's English Delight : Series 6 - BBC

Fry's English Delight

Series 6

Author: BBC
Read by: Stephen Fry

Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now.

We did a search for other books with a similar title, and found some results for you that may be helpful.

Presented by Stephen Fry, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 1. Rhetoric: It was once a noble oratorical art. Now, rhetoric means the misleading language of politicians and dictators. Stephen tries to restore its original meaning, with the help of three very different speeches. 2. Spelling: English spelling is famously irregular. As Stephen puts it: 'I before e except after c. Weird!' The history of spelling is strewn with attempts to simplify it. How did it get so difficult? 3. Words Without End: Have you been 'bangalored' at work? Bangalored is one of the many new words absorbed by English. Our lexicon is getting bigger and bigger. Will the growth of the language ever slow down? 4. WTF?: What the ? The F Word - its history, culture, and legality. Stephen invites Denis Norden, Kathy Burke, Graham Linehan and Geoffrey Robertson QC to ponder its power. Is its taboo on the wane? Do we still use it sexually? Warning: Contains some swear words.

About the Author

Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, writer, actor, humourist, novelist, poet, columnist, filmmaker, television personality and technophile. As one half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his comedy partner, Hugh Laurie, he has appeared in A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. He is also famous for his roles in Blackadder and Wilde, and as the host of QI. In addition to writing for stage, screen, television and radio he has contributed columns and articles for numerous newspapers and magazines, and has also written four successful novels and an autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot.

ISBN: 9781471347528
ISBN-10: 9781482945874
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Published: 5th November 2013
Dimensions (cm): 12.5 x 14.4  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.11