Welcome to a year of wonder through the English language with Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner.
From 'Turning a Blind Eye' (Nelson putting the telescope to his missing eye to ignore the order to stop fighting) to why 'May Day' became a distress call; from 'stealing someone's thunder' to the real Jack the Lad, from 'tartle' (forgetting someone's name) to 'snaccident' (unintentionally eating a whole packet of biscuits).
Word Perfect is her brilliant linguistic almanac full of unforgettable true stories tied to every day of the year. You'll never be lost for words again.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 506 g
Dimensions: 218 x 142 x 36 mm