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    The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase

    From the author of the Sunday Times number one bestseller The Etymologicon.

    ‘An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric … Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.’ David Marsh, Guardian.

    Mark Forsyth presents the secret of writing unforgettable phrases, uncovering the techniques that have made immortal such lines as ‘To be or not to be’ and ‘Bond. James Bond.’

    In his inimitably entertaining and witty style, he takes apart famous quotations and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde or John Lennon.

    Crammed with tricks to make the most humdrum sentiments seem poetic or wise, The Elements of Eloquence reveals how writers through the ages have turned humble words into literary gold – and how you can do the same.

    Author: Mark Forsyth

    Brand: Icon Books

    Number of pages: 208

    Binding: Paperback

    Dimensions: 194 x 126 mm

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