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Win a copy of My Word! by Peter Sargent

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Win a copy of My Word! by Peter Sargent

All Things Norfolk has teamed up with Norwich publisher Paul Dickson Books to give you a chance of winning a copy of My Word! by Peter Sargent. Peter is a writer of historical books in East Anglia and his new book "My Word"  is an entertaining and informative safari through the jungle of our evolving language.

When was it a good thing to be a bully? Who was the clown who almost wrecked Cleopatra’s suicide scene in William Shakespeare’s play? What have singing goats got to do with tragedy? And what connects goats, hedgehogs and supermodels with the word capricious? Were Cossack cavalrymen the first to eat in a bistro, and were twittering birds the first to use jargon. Above all, what on earth can King Henry VIII and Paddington Bear have in common?

The answers to these questions can be found in My Word! Author Peter Sargent, writer of historical books on East Anglia and former journalist, has long been intrigued and frequently bamboozled by the language we use in everyday speech.

In this book he looks at nearly a hundred common words that we bandy about with abandon, rarely thinking about where they came from, and how their use has changed and is continuing to change. It’s an entertaining and informative safari through the jungle of our evolving language.

To be in with chance of winning one of five copies of My Word! please e-mail the answer to the following question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Who is the Publisher of My Word! by Peter Sargent?

Please put "My Word! competition" in the title of the e-mail and include your name and address along with the answer to the question in your e-mail. The competition closes at 6pm on Saturday 5th December 2020 and the winners will be the first five correct name drawn by random by the All Things Norfolk Team after the competition deadline. The winners will be notified by e-mail and only 1 entry per person, no cash equivalent.

My Word! is available to purchase from Paul Dickson Books store in the All Things Norfolk Shop by clicking here
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