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    • Carpe Diem

    • Put a Little Latin in Your Life
    • By: Harry Mount
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Whether we're aware of it or not, Latin is all around us. Consider the sayings in everyday use: alter ego, ad nauseam, caveat emptor, modus operandi, per se, and, of course, the ever-popular e pluribus unum. Even more abundant are words derived from Latin roots: arena (from harena, meaning "sand"), auditorium ("a place of audience"), stadium (a running track)...and those are just the theatrical ones! It's inescapable.

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    • Wow: a language book that is written by a human

    • By George on 07-16-08
    • Put a Little Latin in Your Life
    • By: Harry Mount
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
    • Release date: 11-05-07
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 68 ratings

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The King and I: How Elvis Shaped My Life

    • By: Harry Mount
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Camm
    • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The King and I tells the story of Harry Mount's fixation with Elvis over 35 years; how it changed from mild interest as a child, via self-mocking adolescent fandom to full-blown obsession at university, before settling into relatively sane reverence today. What happens to our teenage obsessions when we grow up? How do they help - or harm - us? In this moving, funny memoir, Harry Mount reveals how Elvis released him from the bookish shyness of his sheltered childhood, and provided a magical escape route from his conventional, cloistered public school background.

    Regular price: $2.99