Sunday, 29 August 2010

Review:- Vivian COOK - "Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary"

Year Published: - 2004
Where the book was from:- Helen's
ISBN: - 1 86197 623 2
Pages: - pp
Genre: - Orthography
Location: - British and American English
How I came across it: - Browsing Helen and Ian's bookshelves
Rating: - ***** ****
One sentence summary:- A great book for those who want to learn to spell better or who think they already know how (and may be proved wrong).

General comments:- A book that can either be dipped into or read cover to cover. As well as covering many of the rules of spelling, the differences between American and British English and word games this book has a wide variety of miscellaneous trivia related to spelling.
Annoyingly there is no index. What is it about these dip-into, trivia type books that they are either not indexed or poorly indexed. They are just the sort of book one wants to check things in.

"It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word."
US President Andrew Jackson

AUTHOR Notes:- Vivian Cook is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University.

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