"the Witchfinder-General of Rhetorical redundancy, the Lynne Truss of stylistic staleness. A doughy lexicographer...no one is better qualified...A cracking read." Scottish Sunday Herald (5 Feb 2006) "A goldmine for lovers of words and language" Writing Magazine (March 2006) "This is a cracking little hardback which I recommend wholeheartedly. It is one of that genre of books, rare in the reference domain that is physically pleasing to hold and use." Languages and Literature (2006)
About the Author
Betty Kirkpatrick has a long and distinguished career as an editor, publisher and writer of reference books. She has edited the Bloomsbury Thesaurus and advised on the Bloomsbury English Dictionary.