By Hook Or By Crook: A Journey In Search Of English

By Hook Or By Crook: A Journey In Search Of English

Author: David Crystal

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 336 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9780007235582

Published: May 2007

A personal journey through the groves and thickets of the English language, this title combines personal reflections, historical allusions and travel observations to create a mesmerising account of David Crystal's encounters with the language throughout the world. Accessible, highly engaging and in a style similiar to Bill Bryson, 'By Hook or By Crook' will not only appeal to linguists and scholars but to the bigger broad market.