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Nigel Rees - Brewer's Famous Quotations (2nd Hand Hardback)

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Nigel Reed, Editor.

Subtitled : 5000 Quotations & The Stories Behind them.

An entertaining and fascinating guide to thousands of quotations about which there is more to be said. The only quotation book that tells the stories behind the quotations.

Now, readers can find important information other references neglect: the colourful anecdotes and historical incidents that provide the context, background, and wider significance of each famous saying.

If you have ever wondered where the phrase "A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do" originated.

This book is a guide to quotations like these, about which there is more to be said. It serves as a source of information on a range of problematic quotations, and discusses who really said what.

Authoritative and entertaining by turns, Brewer's Famous Quotations in the perfect book for browsers, the ultimate source of information on a vast range of problematic quotations and the final court of appeal on the vexed issue of who really said what!! 

Did Neil Armstrong revise his famous “giant leap” quotation after he got back from the moon?

Did the aeronautical engineer who coined Murphy’s Law (“if anything can go wrong, it will”) actually mean it as a warning about safe design?

Here’s the inside story on 5,000 great quotations, from ancient times to the novels of Douglas Adams.

  • Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Reference Books
  • Published : 2006 (Weidenfeld & Nicolson - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
  • ISBN : 9780304367993
  • SKU : B001959
  • PPC : SP1300gm
  • RRP : £25 (Unclipped)
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Perfect condition, first edition.

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The Editor

Nigel Rees is an English writer and broadcaster, best known for devising and hosting the long-running Radio 4 panel game Quote . . . Unquote and as the author of more than fifty books - mostly works of reference on language, and humour in language.