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James Essinger

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James Essinger is an Oxford graduate who has published more than thirty books. He is particularly interested in the history of ideas that have had a practical impact on the modern world. His previous writings and his time spent teaching English abroad leave him exceptionally well qualified in the linguistic field.

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Spellbound
The Surprising Origins and Astonishing Secrets of English Spelling
Written by James Essinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $13.00

Welcome to the illogical, idiosyncratic, outrageous linguistic phenomenon known as the English language. The story of how this ragtag collection of words evolved is a winding tale replete with intriguing accidents and bizarre twists of fate. In this insightful and luminous book, James Essinger unlocks the mysteries that have confounded linguists... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Spellbound
The Surprising Origins and Astonishing Secrets of English Spelling
Written by James Essinger


Format: eBook
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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