21 Jan 2008 – birthday present from Linda B

FINALLY finished this. A collection of around 4,000 entries from The Dictionary, this has been a wonderful companion through 18 months or so, sitting on my bedside table and being available for dipping-into whenever I wanted, regardless of other reading schedules or demands.

Well-chosen examples include all the famous ones but a lot of great other ones, amusing, instructional, plain batty.  My favourite though, would have to be:

"JOGGER – One who moves heavily and dully"

An excellent introduction, great editorial choices and comprehensive notes make this a pleasure to read and refer to.  It only moves along the landing to the Lang & Lit shelves now, so I’ll still see it regularly!

Thanks again LindyB!