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A true adventure story,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Adventure of English. The Biography of a Language (Sceptre) (Taschenbuch)
This is one of the most fascinating non-fiction books I have read. The history of the English language, as written by Mr. Bragg, is easily as gripping and absorbing as a real adventure story. And well written, too! Fun to read, indeed! Tons of well-researched information presented in an easily accessible and entertaining way.
If you want to know where the English language came from and what happened to it along the way in the past 1500 years since the first Germanic tribes planted its roots, and how it came to be what it is today, then this is the book for you. And even if you already know a lot about it, there's still a lot to discover in this book, and it offers many new angles from which to look at this thing called English.
An absolute must for everybody interested in the English language!