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The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities
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* Beautiful design and easy-to-dip-into page-a-day format.; * Paul Anthony Jones is one of the rising stars in his field, well connected and with an impressive track record of original research.; * His hugely popular Twitter account @HaggardHawks has 34.6k followers and is growing by the day.; * Celebrity supporters include JK Rowling, Robert Macfarlane, Joanne Harris, Richard Osman, Greg Jenner, Ian McMillan, Danny Baker, Susie Dent, Simon Mayo, Michael Rosen, Cerys Matthews.; * Regularly features in the Telegraph, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post.

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Paul Anthony Jones is something of a linguistic phenomenon. He runs the popular @HaggardHawks Twitter feed, blog and YouTube channel, revealing daily word facts to 60,000 engaged followers. His books include: Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities (E&T, 2015), The Accidental Dictionary (E&T, 2016), The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities (E&T, 2017), Around the World in 80 Words (E&T, 2018), as well as several other books on trivia and language. He appears regularly in the media and has contributed to the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries online. He is also a piano teacher and musician, and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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"A treasure-trove of rare words ... beautifully designed (that shade of blue is wonderful), and perfect either for dipping into every morning to learn a new word of the day, or for reading at a rather more headlong pace, as I found I was doing once I dipped my head into this wonderful cabinet of language trivia" -- Dr Oliver Tearle, InterestingLiterature.com; "I started reading these delightful daily doses of etymology last week, and plan to keep the book at my bedside for the whole of the year to come" - Bookish Beck; "The perfect book to dip in and out of" -- Short Book & Scribes; "There's something about words which soothes my soul and to have chance to take a look at words which have fallen out of common use and yet, when seen, still make the utmost sense, I am reminded of those people who have gone before and of the rich contribution they have made to our vocabulary ... Amongst the strange and forgotten words there are some real beauties to be discovered. Some made me smile, others made me nod my head in sage agreement, whilst others made me realise just how beautiful is our language" -- jaffareadstoo.blogspot.co.uk

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