"I still feel affection for old Brewer, the "dictionary of last resort". Want to know how to write in Ogham? Or what a hymen really is?" -- Simon Winchester, THE WEEK
"the first book I ever bought for myself. It cost 10s and 6d which is a little over 50p. I've twice been asked to write introductions for later editions, which is like some little Scottish schoolboy being a caddy at St Andrews and later on being invited as a champion golfer" -- Terry Pratchett, THE GUARDIAN - From the Pieces of Me feature --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.