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The Bodleian Libraries
From gongfarmers and pardoners, to Spencers, Wrights and Fletchers: discover the etymological origins of 155 trades, professions and job titles. F...
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The Bodleian Libraries
From gongfarmers and pardoners, to Spencers, Wrights and Fletchers: discover the etymological origins of 155 trades, professions and job titles. Full of intriguing history, explanations for common surnames and stories behind now obsolete job titles. Learn how Admirals started out on land, and how ‘henchmen’ were not always baddies and a ‘Batman’ was not always a superhero. Arranged A to Z and with a useful glossary and index. You may never look at the telephone directory or ‘Yellow Pages’ again in quite the same way...
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Hardback
19 x 12.5cm
218 pages
24 black-and-white illustrations
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