The  Mother Tongue - English and How it Got That Way eBook on Kindle for 99p
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The Mother Tongue - English and How it Got That Way eBook on Kindle for 99p

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Found 11th Dec 2017
I'm a fan of Bill Bryson, absolutely love his travel books, always a cracking read. However, I'm less a fan of his books on things that aren't travelogues, but for a mere 99p, it's worth delving into.

Here's what Amazon has to say about Mother Tongue - English and How it Got That Way:

"With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries."

9 Comments

I bought this the last time it was this price.

I haven't managed to read it all. The contents can be interesting, but it's a dfficult read.

bigbak1 h, 2 m ago

I bought this the last time it was this price.I haven't managed to read it …I bought this the last time it was this price.I haven't managed to read it all. The contents can be interesting, but it's a dfficult read.


Well, it should help you improve your English.

jobibear2 h, 22 m ago

Well, it should help you improve your English.



It's my glasses. I can spell difficult.

Old age will get you one day. Us internet pioneers who struggled with a 33.6K modem in the olden days are pushing 50.

Ive read all his travel books and they split my sides, I wasn't to keep on the one about the universe though, I kind of made my eyes bleed. Hopefully for 99p this will again require me to wear my corset....

this is a thoroughly interesting read for a quid!

bigbak1 h, 13 m ago

It's my glasses. I can spell difficult.Old age will get you one day. Us …It's my glasses. I can spell difficult.Old age will get you one day. Us internet pioneers who struggled with a 33.6K modem in the olden days are pushing 50.


I remember how very excited I was when I managed to get a 33k connection!!
Edited by: "WBRacing" 11th Dec 2017

fantastic author

Original Poster

WBRacing1 h, 0 m ago

I remember how very excited I was when I managed to get a 33k connection!!


What's this 33k?

Thanks for sharing bought
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