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Brewer's Britain and Ireland

John Ayto, Ian Crofton

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ISBN 10: 030435385X / ISBN 13: 9780304353859
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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2005. First edition. Hardcover. Bibliography and Reference.Clean Copy in Dustwrapper. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KDK0008375

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Title: Brewer's Britain and Ireland

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Pick any spot in the British Isles and you’re sure to find a touch of local color, as this authoritative guide so entertainingly demonstrates. The authors have selected 7,500 of the most interesting places and place-names, from Ashby-de-la-Zouch (scene of Ivanhoe’s unforgettable joust), to Wetwang, where builders recently discovered the 2,300-year-old grave of an Iron Age woman who was buried with a chariot. Tourists, scholars, and armchair travelers will revel in fascinating facts on everything from what’s odd about the name Avon River” to why Brits say God bless the Duke of Argyle!” when someone scratches an itch.


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Ian Crofton has compiled many works of reference, books of quotations and miscellanies over the yers, including A Dictionary of Musical Quotations (with Donald Fraser), A Dictionary of Art Quotations, The Guinness Encyclopedia (as editor-in-chief), Brewer's Dictionary of Curious Titles, and, with John Ayto Brewer's Britain and Ireland and the 2nd edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable. He lives in North London. John Ayto is a writer and lexicographer. He is the editor of the forthcoming 17th edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, currently in preparation. His other authorial credits include The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang and The Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Histories. He was a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Food. He lives in London. Ian Crofton is a writer and editor. His publications include Brewer's Curious Titles, A Dictionary of Musical Quotations and A Dictionary of Art Quotations, and he was editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia. He lives in North London with his family and an exceptionally nice whippet called Oslo. Paul Cavill (place-name adviser) is senior lecturer in Anglo-Saxon at Nottingham University and publications officer of the English Place-Name Society.

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