Brewer’s Famous Quotations

Brewer’s Famous Quotations

5,000 Quotations and the Stories Behind Them


9781473671652     Product Code: 501710


Going far beyond the scope of most dictionaries of quotations, this engrossing compilation provides erudite and entertaining commentary on the origins and context of around 5,000 quotations and the ways in which they have been used, misused or misconstrued. Nigel Rees, the veteran writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4's Quote... Unquote, draws on an enormous fund of lexicographical expertise, historical research and anecdote as he explains what was actually said, who said it and why.