1848548885
Alphabetical : how every letter tells a story / Michael Rosen.
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Author: Rosen, Michael, 1946-
Publication year: 2014
Format: Book
Publisher: London John Murray 2014
ISBN: 9781848548886 (pbk.) :
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Originally published: 2013.
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Literacy
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From minding your Ps and Qs to wondering why X should mark the spot, 'Alphabetical' is a book for everyone who loves words and language. Whether it's how letters are arranged on keyboards or Viking runes, textspeak or zip codes, this book will change the way you think about letters for ever. How on Earth did we fix upon our 26 letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in 26 vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts.
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xv, 431 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm

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