Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in Tongues Curious Expressions from Around the World

Hardback (01 Sep 2016) | English

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Synopsis

Ever feel like you are pedalling in the choucroute? Been caught with your beard in the mailbox again? Or maybe you just wish everyone would stop ironing your head?

Speaking in Tongues brings the weird, wonderful and surprising nuanced beauty of language to life with over fifty gorgeous watercolour and ink illustrations.

Here you will find the perfect romantic expression, such as the Spanish tu eres mi media naranja, or 'you are the love of my life, my soulmate', and the bizarre, including dancing bears and broken pots, feeding donkeys sponge cake, a head full of crickets, and clouds and radishes. All encourage new ways of thinking about the world around us, and breathe magnificent life into the everyday.

These phrases from across the world are ageless and endlessly enchanting, passed down through generations. Now they are yours.

About the Publisher

Square Peg

Square Peg

Square Peg is an eclectic and commercial nonfiction hardback list, within the prestigious Vintage Division of Random House. We publish around 20 titles per year. Our select list of titles are cherry-picked on the basis of editorial passion. We place huge emphasis on stand-out design. We publish a thriving cookery list, which spans the latest street-food entrepreneurs like BanhMi11 and the Meringue Girls to iconic writers like Claudia Roden and Anna del Conte. Our cookery stable also includes Stevie Parle, Smitten Kitchen, The Primrose Bakery and Peyton & Byrne.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910931264
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Square Peg
Pub date:
DEWEY: 808.882
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 111
Weight: 366g
Height: 200mm
Width: 172mm
Spine width: 16mm