Thanks to everyone who saw our note that we are buying again.
The response has been huge.
So huge that we need to slow down in order to get all the books
we have bought over the last 2 weeks on the shelf for you to buy.

We are still buying but selectively.
So, please call if you have more than 3 boxes.
Some sections are overflowing, particularly children’s, detective and cooking.

On a similar note if you are looking for
Children's books, detective novels or cook books, we have heaps of new stock.

Thereby Hangs a Tale - Stories of Curious Word origins
Thereby Hangs a Tale - Stories of Curious Word origins
Funk, Charles Earle
Most of the words in our language have come down to us with little or no drama associated with their origins. But there are hundreds of words in our common speech that originated or acquired their meanings in unusual ways, and the dictionaries cannot find the space to give us the stories. How is it that hearse and rehearse have the same root? Doesn't the Greek root of school mean leisure? Why does the word dunce come from the great philosopher Duns Scotus? This book thoroughly and entertainingly tells the stories of these words and hundreds like them and the circumstances that brought them into our language...
Second hand Paperback