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For nearly twenty years, Christopher Foyle has been collecting interesting and unusual words, ancient and modern. This ever-growing collection evolved into Foyle's Philavery, now followed by Foyle's Further Philavery - another anthology of linguistic treasures. This celebration of fascinating words, chosen for their aptness, obscurity, quirkiness or euphony, will delight a ...more
Hardcover, 209 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Chambers (first published September 19th 2008)
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Another enhancement to any collection of reference material.
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What a hoot! Full of fun words. Some I knew, some I am now getting to know, but the read through was a fun one.
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Christopher Foyle is the chairman of the Foyles bookshop in London. He previously worked in the business in the 60s under his aunt Christina but left after he was allowed little responsibility. He then formed a successful air freight business, but returned to Foyles in 1999 when Christina made him director just before her death.
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