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Henry Hitchings

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The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English (2008)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: I really, really wanted to like this book. I tried over and over again, diving in the book with fresh hope of being captured and taken away. Alas, it never happened and I decided to just stop reading the book a little less than half way through. While I found the history interest...
The Language Wars: A History of Proper English (2011)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This might not be as slick as 'The story of English'. It does however build well constructed arguments with evidence to make even the most ardent Anglophile question their assumptions as to what makes 'good' Englsh. Never again shall i question the use of the hanging prepositi...
Language Wars (2011)
3.68 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is an excellent book. It's not a fast or easy read simply because there's so much here to digest...and it's all good. The breadth and scope of Hitchings's research is breathtaking and informs a comprehensive evaluation of the struggles throughout its history that the Engli...
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