Discover the beauty of the English language with a book of Etymology, or brush up on your Latin with a classical dictionary. The Folio Society presents a wide selection of books on language, from histories of linguistics to reference titles. All Folio books include beautiful illustrations, diagrams and photographs, and come in unique hardback covers. See below for the full list of Folio language books.

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The Best After-Dinner Stories book

The Best After-Dinner Stories

Ever since Chaucer's day, when the host of the Tabard Inn in Southwark rose to welcome the Canterbury Pilgrims with a joke, the After Dinner Speech, designed, if possible, to reduce the assembled company to helpless merriment, has presented the ultimate challenge.

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The Surgeon of Crowthorne book

The Surgeon of Crowthorne

Simon Winchester

A tale of murder, madness and a truly remarkable partnership, this edition of Winchester’s highly acclaimed work features previously unpublished watercolours and an illuminating introduction by Will Self.

Out of print Price: US$ 49.95

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