Word Play

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What to expect

The aim of this audiobook is entertainment – and surprise – but there will be a fair bit of erudition and incidental education along the way. We discover the oldest words, the newest, the longest, the shortest, the most frequently used, the costliest (yes, words can come with a price attached), the funniest, the most fatal, the most unusual…from the words Shakespeare gave us to the latest in sexting, the BEST and the WORST, the most AMUSING and AMAZING words are here

Full of puns, palindromes, pangrams, acrostics, malaprops, famous (and infamous) last words and featuring extracts recorded live at his Edinburgh Fringe show, in Word Play, Gyles Brandreth leads us through an A-Z and a Z-A of the wonderful world of words.

(P)2015 Hodder & Stoughton

Critics Review

  • Will amuse children aged five to fifty and beyond.

    Times Literary Supplement

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