Just as words and dialects are shaped by regions and places, so they are also shaped by people and personalities. In Wordsmiths and Warriors, David and Hilary Crystal explore the heritage of English through the places in Britain that shaped it. One of the many joys of this book is the unexpected discoveries within: warriors such as Byrhtnoth and King Alfred share pages with wordsmiths like Robert Burns and Tim Bobbin, enlivening every stage of this epic venture.
David Crystal is an incredibly warm and engaging speaker, hugely revered for his contributions to the study of language and as a prolific writer. His events with us have always been incredibly popular and so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him to Bath, together with his wife and co-writer, for another!