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Mark Forsyth
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Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 1 month ago
It only took me forever to finish this. Not because it was bad but because I put it down and forgot about it. This was filled with humor, obscure facts and some interesting history. Not a bad read at all.
Tannat
Tannat rated it 12 months ago
This was a fun albeit superficial overview of drinking habits of various cultures at different time periods. The humour mostly worked for me and the book was interesting, but the tone probably wouldn't work for a lot of people. Probably the most interesting portion for me was the description of star...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 1 year ago
TITLE: A Short History of Drunkenness AUTHOR: Mark Forsyth DATE PUBLISHED: 2017 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9780241297681 ___________________________ DESCRIPTION: " Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there's drink there's drunkenness. But in every age and in every place ...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 1 year ago
TITLE: The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language AUTHOR: Mark Forsyth DATE PUBLISHED: 2011 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9781848313071 ____________________________ DESCRIPTION: "The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog...
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 1 year ago
TITLE: A Christmas Cornucopia: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Yuletide Traditions AUTHOR: Mark Forsyth DATE PUBLISHED: 2016 FORMAT: ebook ISBN-13: 9780241977552 _____________________ DESCRIPTION: "The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customsFor something...
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