Collins Taak of the Toon
How to Speak Geordie
By (author) Sid Waddell
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Collins Taak of the Toon by Sid Waddell
Book DescriptionGain an insight into the English language via one of the UK's richest dialects: Geordie. From George Stephenson to The Animals to Viz, the North East has long had a successful creative culture, developing alongside its industrial history. Newcastle in particular has successfully reinvented itself as a centre of the arts, while still maintaining its own regional identity. This book is the definitive guide to the most distinctive element of that identity: the Geordie dialect. This book is a must for anyone with even a passing interest in the language of the North East, and also provides a thorough examination of the general state of English, from the traditional wit and wisdom of the Geordie perspective.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007247820
(178mm x 111mm x 15mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sid Waddell
Road Back Home, Paperback (July 2010)
Set amid the pit villages of the North East and stretching from the 1920s, before the author's parents had even met, to the final closing of the mine and his mother's death in 1999, this title paints a picture of a colourful, tight knit community full of good times and hard work, god-fearing women and hard-drinking men.
Bellies and Bullseyes, Paperback (August 2008)
Presents an account about the sport of darts - as told by one of its most legendary characters - Sid Waddell. This book reveals epic Darts Babylon, covering every significant event and every character to walk the oche from Eric 'The Crafty Cockney' Bristow to Phil 'The Power' Taylor.
Power, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Sid Waddell
'The Power' is back. King of the oche and a legend in the game, Phil Taylor is largely responsible for taking darts into the 21st century. Recently crowned world champion for an unprecedented eleventh time, Taylor is a complete one-off - the Tiger Woods of his sport - and the most phenomenal player ever to throw a dart.
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Author Biography - Sid Waddell
Born the son of a miner in Northumberland, Sid attended Grammar school where he excelled at rugby and athletics. He won a scholarship to read Modern History at St. Johns College, Cambridge, and after university, joined Granada Television. By the mid 1970s, Sid was commenting on darts, and he remains today the Darts Broadcaster supreme. Sid has always been interested in the Geordie language, with both Pitmatic and Gadgie Geordie blood in his veins. A published author, mostly of biographies of his favourite sportsmen, this is his first book on Geordie.
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