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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/
The next book club meeting will take place in January 2018:
Date and time: 7 pm, Thu, 4 Jan 2018
Venue: Central Bristol
Book: Edmund Burke: The Visionary who Invented Modern Politics, Jesse Norman
If you're interested in joining please email email@example.com.
We are pleased to invite members and guests to our latest event - a themed wine tasting class. The tasting is themed "Europe versus the Rest of the World" and will be led by qualified wine instructor Ian Abrahams.
The dinner menu for the Annual General Meeting has been made available: