Paul Anthony Jones

Sunday 28th April 2019, 2:00pm, Queen's Hall, Hexham

COGITO FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHT - From the huge range of wonderful events at this year's Hexham Book Festival, we've picked out a selection that we're particularly looking forward to. We have also reviewed a number of the books associated with these events in our Recommendations pages.

We'll have our book filled stall at all of the events, but if you would like to get a head start on your festival reading, we've already got many of the authors' books in the bookshop. Copies of the full programme of events are available to pick up in Cogito, or alternatively look online at the Hexham Book Festival website

 

Paul Anthony Jones

Limericks, Brazil nuts, Manilla envelopes and Panama hats. In a whimsical round-the-world jaunt that takes him from the East Midlands to Bikini Atoll, Paul Anthony Jones reveals the hidden histories and global adventures that lie within the pages of our dictionaries. Find out how a small Czech village came to give us the word dollar; how a tiny hamlet in Nottinghamshire would become Gotham City; how an island with more bears than people gave us hooch; and how Stellenbosch, a South African town, became a verb meaning to demote someone on the sly.

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