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  • A great delight

    David Crystal
  • Gowers is fierce, funny and staggeringly well informed

    Alan Connor, Mail on Sunday
  • Stuffed with entertaining detail ... Horrible Words is lively, provocative, witty and enlightening

    The Times
  • Exuberant and stimulating ... erudite, informative and fun

    Financial Times
  • Witty ... wry ... As a heretic, Gowers cuts a formidable figure

    The Times Literary Supplement
  • A very useful book, packed with good historical sense

    Lynne Truss, The Times
  • A joy - informative and irreverent

    Caroline Taggart
  • Witty and erudite ... A splendid antidote to small-minded pedantry

    Robbie Millen, The Times
  • Will have you enraptured by etymology ... Hugely enjoyable

    Reader's Digest

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