Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Advance Copies of the Etymologicon from Waterstones

The enchanting people at Waterstones are giving away a few advance copies of my book, The Etymologicon, on Facebook. To be in with a chance just follow this link.

The Etymologicon, in case you didn't know, is all about the strange etymological connections between words. So if you vitally need to know what testicles have to do with testaments, why all dogs are cynical, or how barristas connect to barristers, The Etymologicon is the tome for you.

It's here and it's shiny, and it's in the shops from November the third.


  1. Congratulations! I look forward to reading this although I have to say that the earlier title was pretty good. Etymologicon does have a Lovecraftian ring to it, perfect for terrifying the kiddies (even zombies don't scare them anymore, it seems, only language and culture).

  2. I've just seen this on the brilliant designer's blog (here: http://danmogford.blogspot.com/2011/10/etymologicon.html ) – beautiful cover and a book I'll be purchasing soon.


  3. I've found a copy in my etymologicolon.