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Troublesome Words - Bill Bryson

Troublesome Words


Published: 31st May 2010
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What is the difference between mean and median, blatant and flagrant, flout and flaunt? Is it whodunnit or whodunit? Do you know? Are you sure?

With Troublesome Words, journalist and bestselling travel-writer Bill Bryson gives us a clear, concise and entertaining guide to the problems of English usage and spelling that has been an indispensable companion to those who work with the written word for over twenty years.

So if you want to discover whether you should care about split infinitives, are cursed with an uncontrollable outbreak of commas or were wondering if that newsreader was right to say 'an historic day', this superb book is the place to find out.

'Combines the virtues of a first class work of reference with the pleasure of a good read' The Times

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. Settled in England for many years, he moved to America with his wife and four children for a few years ,but has since returned to live in the UK. His bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, Notes From A Small Island, A Walk In The Woods and Down Under. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History Of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of the decade in the UK.

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ISBN: 9780141040394
ISBN-10: 0141040394
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 31st May 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 4