Following his bestselling Lost for Words, the ever-popular John Humphrys takes a provocative look at the hidden attitudes that lie behind so many of our current phrases and expressions.
In a broadcasting career spanning forty years John Humphrys is best known for presenting Radio 4's Today" programme and BBC television's Mastermind". He has won a string of national awards and been described as a 'national treasure'. He owned a dairy farm for ten years and has homes in Wales and London.
'Wonderfully spirited.' -- Daily Mail 20061108 'Very amusing... managing to combine mellow wisdom with an endearing rattiness. Beyond Words" is among the best books of a new bloodline of non-fiction that dissects modern ails from a position of dismay or bafflement.' -- The Herald 20061111 'He talks a lot of (well-punctuated) sense.' -- londonpaper 20061111 [Praise for Lost for Words"]'Humphrys is passionate about language -- and very funny too' -- Rod Liddle 20040901 'an exquisite sensitivity to the misuse of the English language' -- The Sunday Times 20041101 'for all those who care about the English language' -- Ann Widdecombe, New Statesman 20041204