Word Perfect – Susie Dent in conversation with Sam Cleasby

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Sun, 18 October 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Word Perfect from queen of Countdown Susie Dent, has a fascinating word for every day of the year. There is a whole world of extraordinary etymology here from snaccident (the realisation you have eaten the whole packet of biscuits) to scurryfunge (frantically tidying up by shoving things into a cupboard before guests arrive), let alone the real people behind Jack the Lad and Gordon Bennett.

You’ll never be lost for words again. 

Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words and language – Pam Ayres

Sam Cleasby is a writer, blogger and Radio presenter

You do not need to book for this event.  Simply click on the link which will appear on this page.  The event will go live 30 minutes before start time.

Books, including selected signed copies or signed book plates are available through our Festival Bookseller Blackwell’s.   Please e-mail sheffield@blackwell.co.uk or phone 0114 278 7211 or visit the shop at Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 7RA

All books featured during the festival can also be ordered through the website blackwells.co.uk

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