Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (Hardback)

Susie Dent


Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is an incredible 1,600-page tome that has been used for reference by authors ranging from Terry Pratchett to J.K. Rowling in its 148-year history. This latest edition is edited by Countdown's Susie Dent and features a brand new Collection of Curious Words.

The huge hardback contains a catalogue of absurdities that have acquired near-mythical status and covers everything from customs to the world of newspapers and political alliances of yesteryear. The eccentric nuggets range from the Keystone Cops to the KGB!

This coffee table book really is unlike any other reference book and invites you to take the scenic route to knowledge.

Product Details

  • Product code: BRWR
  • ISBN: 9781473676367
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 24.6cm x 15.6cm
  • Pages: 1600
  • Publish date: 30/10/2018

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Lost in words -

This is the sort of book that you go to look up something for five minutes and then two hours later you're still there. Lost in phrase and fable. This book is a lot cheaper with Book People. £45.00 in the shops. £29.99 on Amazon and only £12.99 here. Brilliant.

willgreen , 18/11/2018

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