Instead, the story is punctuated with anecdotes about why these characters are so memorable, as well as interesting details on how we know what we know and the conditions of life over the years, as they affected the growth of our language.
©2008 Charles Hodgson; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
This was a fun listen for my morning walk. Just an hour and fifteen minutes long, it makes no pretense of being a scholarly work. If you've studied the history of the language in depth, there's not really anything new here. But Hodgson has a good eye for interesting details that make this an entertaining piece.
This is a pleasant listen for a layman's understanding of the history of English. The author's podcast, Podictionary, is also very good.
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