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  • Witty and revelatory. Blooming brilliant

    Raymond Briggs
  • Everything we ever thought about Christmas is wrong! Great stuff

    Matthew Parris
  • Mark imparts knowledge about Christmas traditions from the essential to the (very) abstruse in wry and sardonic style. An effortless and enjoyable way to learn more about this fulcrum of our calendar

    Paul Smiddy, Former Head of pan-European retail research, HSBC
  • Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully

    David Marsh, on 'The Elements of Eloquence', Guardian
  • This year's must-have stocking filler ... the essential addition to the library in the smallest room is Mark Forsyth's The Etymologicon.

    Ian Samson, Guardian
  • With his casual elegance and melodious voice, Mark Forsyth has an anachronistic charm totally at odds with the 21st century (The Horologicon)

    Sunday Times South Africa
  • [The Etymologicon is] a perfect bit of stocking filler for the bookish member of the family, or just a cracking all-year-round-read. Highly recommended.

    The Spectator
  • As good as promised - could have been thrice as long

    Ben Schott, on 'The Elements of Eloquence'

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