March Hares and Monkeys' Uncles by Harry Oliver
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March Hares and Monkeys' Uncles
By Harry Oliver

March Hares and Monkeys' Uncles

Origins of the Words and Phrases We Use Every Day

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Format: Paperback

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March Hares and Monkeys' Uncles by Harry Oliver

Book Description

Whilst we might choose our words carefully, we rarely think about the origins behind the many phrases, place names and expressions we use everyday. Yet, behind these words lies a fascinating story, steeped in the weird and wonderful history and traditions of everyday life. From hundreds of commonplace and more quirky terms, to names of streets, cities and public houses, this fascinating and fun book answers the questions you've always had about the wonderful language we all use, yet seldom think about.So if it's all Greek to you and seems like hocus pocus, for Pete's sake don't be left on tenderhooks, have a gander at this idiosyncractic tome. Make no bones about it - it's the bee's knees!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844546701
ISBN-10: 1844546705
Format: Paperback
(186mm x 115mm x 19mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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