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Literally: Amazing Words and Where They Come From

Written by Patrick Skipworth  |  Illustrated by Nicholas Stevenson

This stunning picture book explores the extraordinary stories behind the global origins of some ordinary-seeming words.

Did you know that karaoke is an orchestra without any musicians, or that a companion is someone to share your lunch with? The stories behind everyday English words are a treasure trove of unexpected stories.

Discover the global connections that have shaped the English language in this ingenious book packed with dazzling painted illustrations.