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The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)

The Reluctant Widow written by Georgette Heyer performed by Cornelius Garrett on CD (Unabridged)£44.99

Penniless Elinor is rather surprised at the carriage that meets her from the stage, and more so at the decayed grandeur of the house to which she's transported. Realising that there has been a case of mistaken identity she agrees to an audacious plan.

Fry's English Delight written by Stephen Fry performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Abridged)

Fry's English Delight written by Stephen Fry performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9781408409602
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Language
Duration:  100 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Stephen Fry
Narrator 1:  Stephen Fry

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A Genius Performance by Stephen Fry!

"Current Puns": Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags? "Metaphor": the English language is chock-full of maritime metaphors: cock up, taken aback, chip on your shoulder and show a leg. And, with the help of a Greek removals firm, we also find the origin of the word 'metaphor'. "Quotation": the uses and misuses of quotations are revealed, and there is also a frank confession from a quotation compiler, which we cannot divulge here. "Cliche": featuring sick parrots and the cliche crisis that affected the writing of Flaubert, Joyce and Eliot, and helped shape modern language and culture.

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