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To stop him the British and American authorities must call in the best: Sean Dillon, once the most feared IRA enforcer, now working for British Intelligence.
After moving back to the States, Bryson started to write a column for The Mail on Sunday Night and Day magazine. Bryson writes about everything from everyday chores, to suing people, the beach, TV, movies, air conditioners, college, Americana, injury dangers, wasting resources, and holiday seasons.
With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience, and sheer fun of the English language.
From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can’t) to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world’s largest growth industries. Stephen Mc Laughlin was born in Washington, DC, in 1951 and grew up there and on a farm in the Virginia Piedmont.
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Bill Bryson presents a fascinating exploration of the history of the English language.
Over the years von Berger has used his inheritance to become one of the richest men in the world, developing a secret alliance with the Rashid family - longtime foes of Major Ferguson of British Intelligence; his undercover enforcer, Sean Dillon; and their American colleague, Blake Johnson. Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business.
This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, considering how the ordinary things in life came to be.
In Neither Here nor There Bill Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.
From the old English words that are still in everyday use, such as 'eat', 'drink', 'man' and 'wife', to the current hybrid language of the 21st century with its many diverse dialects, Bryson, in his unique and ever-affable style, guides us through the development of English into a rich and expressive language.
Bryson explains how English has been shaped through invasion and conquest, as well as the rules that brought order to a disorderly language, the million and one ways to have fun with the English language, and the struggle with phrasal verbs (including the way things often get lost in the translation).