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Blue Skies and Black Olives written by John Humphrys and Christopher Humphrys performed by John Humphrys and Christopher Humphrys on Audio CD (Abridged)

Blue Skies and Black Olives written by John Humphrys and Christopher Humphrys performed by John Humphrys and Christopher Humphrys on Audio CD (Abridged)£19.99

Here is Radio 4's Today presenter and national treasure John Humphrys' funny memoir of building his home in Greece with his son, Christopher. It was a moment of mad impulse when John Humphrys decided to buy a semi-derelict cottage and a building site on a plot of land overlooking the Aegean. A few minutes gazing out over the most glorious bay he had ever seen was all it took to persuade him. After all, his son Christopher was already raising his family there so he...

Beyond Words written by John Humphrys performed by John Humphrys on CD (Abridged)

Beyond Words written by John Humphrys performed by John Humphrys  on CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9781844563159
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Literary
Duration:  120 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  John Humphrys
Performer 1:  John Humphrys

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From the huge response to Lost for Words, it's clear that many of us share John's strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives) but because how we use words reveals so much about the way we see the world.

Here John takes a sharp look at phrases and expressions in current use to expose the often hidden attitudes that lie behind them - from the schoolroom to the boardroom, from Westminster to the weather forecast. Questioning our assumptions, puncturing our illusions and illuminating the way we live now, Beyond Words is a small book that speaks volumes.

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