John Ayto is a writer and lexicographer. He is the author (with Ian Crofton) of Brewer's Britain and Ireland. His other authorial credits include The Oxford Dictionary of Slang, The Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins and Twentieth Century Words. He was a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Food. He lives in London.
Yes, this is a wonderful collection for facts. I'd give it five, even ten stars but for one important matter. It's so heavy that I can't lift it.Published 6 months ago by Clare
For word fans, crossword buffs, trivia fans, Anglophiles, and intellectual bullies of every stripe, this is the Mother Lode! Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by Trivia Fan
It is a sheer delight to browse through Brewers. I always seem to find something new and delightful, whether it's the Heir of Linne (a fable of a great spendthrift) or the Eight... Read morePublished on November 19, 2009 by James D. DeWitt