By Hook or By Crook by David Crystal
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By Hook or By Crook Summary
David Crystal has been described by the Times Higher Education Supplement as a "latter-day Samuel Johnson." Now, in a delightfully discursive journey through the groves and thickets of the English language, Crystal sets off again, combining personal reflections, historical allusions, and traveler's observations to create a mesmerizing and entertaining narrative account of his encounters with the language and its speakers.
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"Starred Review. An informative, transformative trip into the mysterious, mutating, magical thicket of English." - Kirkus Reviews.
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David Crystal Author Biography
David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. In 1995, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to the English language. He is married with four children and lives in the United Kingdom.