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Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing


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Daniel Tammet is an essayist, novelist and translator. He is the author of Thinking in Numbers, Embracing the Wide Sky, and the Sunday Times bestseller Born On A Blue Day. Tammet is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He lives in Paris.


'Full of charm and fascination . . . a veritable verbal treasure house.' - The Bookseller[Tammet] shows us that language is a far more ornately feathered fowl than casual consideration can conceive . . . there are many moments of delightful and surprising luminescence - Kirkus Reviews'Like Oliver Sacks' compendium of rare neurological anomalies, Tammet's intriguing cases of linguistic idiosyncrasies expand our notions on what it means to be human . . . Most fascinating is Tammet's own astonishing linguistic mind, in which a single word evokes fully textured experiences - an innate ability that would dazzle any storyteller in love with words and their deepest meanings.''A generous book and a beguiling read'Praise for Born on a Blue Day: 'A memoir of outstanding lucidity and charm' - The Sunday Times'Admirably modest but affecting autobiography by a man blessed with incredible mental gifts but struggling with Asperger's' - The Sunday Times - top choice of books 'you really must read'Praise for Embracing the Wide Sky: 'Entertaining and informative about an impressive range of subjects . . . fun and inspirational' - FT Weekend'Packed with his clear summaries of fascinating experiments . . . Recent debate has bumped up this book from delightful to vital' - Daily Telegraph

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