English is a mongrel language. A language from the fringes of Europe that came to be the international language by default.
This is the story of English from its beginnings and its ancestors to its future. A fascinating story also told in the TV programmes presented by Melvyn Bragg. Some letters of Old English like thorn, wynn and eth didn’t make it to modern English. The book is a stage 4 (Intermediate) reader, intended for students learning English as a foreign language. A slim volume with illustrations, perfect for dipping into, on the metro or even on the toilet.
My rating 4 out of 5