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Henry Hitchings

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Henry Hitchings was born in 1974. He is the author of The Secret Life of Words, Who's Afraid of Jane Austen?, and Defining the World. He has contributed to many newspapers and magazines and is the theater critic for the London Evening Standard.

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Samuel Johnson: A Personal History

Christopher Hibbert; Foreword by Henry Hitchings

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Christopher Hibbert draws on every known contemporary source to provide a minutely detailed look at the fascinating writer Samuel Johnson. Using facts and anecdotes, Hibbert delivers intimate...

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Henry Hitchings

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper mannersMost of us know a bit about what passes for good manners—holding doors open, sending thank-you...

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The Language Wars

Henry Hitchings

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The English language is a battlefield. Since the age of Shakespeare, arguments over correct usage have been bitter, and have always really been about contesting values—morality, politics,...

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The Secret Life of Words

Henry Hitchings

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Words are essential to our everyday lives. An average person spends his or her day enveloped in conversations, e-mails, phone calls, text messages, directions, headlines, and more. But how...

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