Mark Forsyth’s Gemel Edition (Hardback)

A box set containing The Etymologicon and The Horologicon

Mark Forsyth

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The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth’s Inky Fool blog about the strange connections between words. The Horologicon – which means ‘a book of things appropriate to each hour’ – follows a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.

Publication of The Etymologicon in late 2011 shot Mark Forsyth to huge acclaim, appearing on Channel 4, BBC 2 and countless Christmas bestseller lists. Follow Mark on Twitter @inkyfool

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ISBN: 9781848314283

Price: GBP 25.00, AUD 59.99

Pages: 544

Publication date: 01-11-2012


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