Henry Hitchings

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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Henry Hitchings
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper manners Most of us know a bit about what passes for good manners—holding...


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The Language Wars

Henry Hitchings
Picador

"Exemplary…Hitchings has created a fascinating, wholly readable, and gratifyingly informative book."---Financial Times (London) The English language is a...


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The Secret Life of Words

Henry Hitchings
Picador

AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR The Secret Life of Words is a wide-ranging account of the transplanted, stolen, bastardized words we've come to know as the...


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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...


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Defining the World

Henry Hitchings
Picador

A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year In 1746, Samuel Johnson undertook the Herculean task of writing the first comprehensive English...


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