Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 19th Edition by Susie Dent

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Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.

Edited by Susie Dent, this new edition contains an intriguing supplement of Brewer's Gems - facts, fables and curiosities from Brewer collections of the past. Its pages brim with esoteric and entertaining entries-everything from curious customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear-all seen through the distinctive Brewer lens.

This nineteenth edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable encapsulates all the charm and wit that characterize its predecessors and maintains the standards of scholarship and eclecticism that have long been its hallmark.

Whether you're a committed Brewerphile or a newcomer to its pages of fascinating entries, this edition will draw you in and keep you glued to its rich mix of eccentric nuggets.

As Susie Dent explains in the foreword, Brewer's "is not a straightforward dictionary, nor is it an encyclopaedia. It is, in fact, unlike any other reference book that exists, anywhere."

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Mark Vernon is a journalist, broadcaster, teacher and author of several books. He is an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and has degrees in physics, and theology and a PhD in philosophy. He was a priest in the Church of England, left a convinced atheist, though now takes religious and spiritual practice very seriously - a journey he has written about in his book How to be an Agnostic.' Mark Vernon has an unparalleled ability to convey profound philosophical ideas in a manner that is both accessible and personal but also rigorous and challenging.' - Raymond Tallis' He is, quite simply, one of the few writers in England today who reallyunderstands the impulse to religious belief and how a faithless age canmrespond. There are few others I trust to bring such intelligence and sympathy to these issues.' - Madeleine Bunting, Guardian
Published November 18, 2012 by Hodder Education Publishers. 1536 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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