Oxford University Society Bristol & Bath
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A book by Jonathan Hope
A is for Donkeys is an alphabetic adventure with a difference. Readers are invited to delight in the sounds and semantics of the letters A to Z, discovering many quirks of the English language along the way. This is no simple reading primer – it’s an ingenious celebration of the absurdities of spelling and pronunciation, using puns and idioms both familiar and new. The stylish letterform illustrations by Riccardo Guasco beautifully amplify the humour and occasional pathos of Jonathan Hope’s playful verse.
A gem of a book for all phonetics-phobic adults and linguistically curious children.
The book is available through Blackwell’s in Oxford, Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights and Topping’s in Bath, or on author's website: https://www.jonathanhope.co.uk/
Place: Zara's Chocolates, 200 North Street, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JF
Date and time: Tuesday 18th July, 6 p.m.
Our annual viewing of the Boat Race, glass in hand! This year Bath hosted the event.
Date and time: 26th March 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Bath
Wednesdays at the Watershed are restarting! Drop by for a drink and a chat early evening on 26th April or 28th June.
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