Do you ever find yourself suffering from mal-de-siecle (n.) (a world-weariness brought on by the current state of affairs)? Do you simply want to snerdle (v.) (to wrap up cozily in bed) or hide away in your growlery (n.) (a place you like to retreat to when you're in a bad mood)?
Sometimes the language of kindness is what's required to put things right. Open The Cabinet of Calm to find a soothing word that's equal to your troubles.
Beginning with names for the upsets or discomforts we feel on difficult days, Paul Anthony Jones offers a matching linguistic balm: warm and wise words - and their definitions - for the things that brighten our days.
Written with a trademark lightness of touch, The Cabinet of Calm reassures you that you're not alone, whatever your mood, allowing you to keep hold of your agathism (n.) (the belief that all things get better, even though the means of getting there might not be easy).
So much more than a book of words, The Cabinet of Calm will soothe your soul and ease your mind.



ISBN: 9781783964703
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 224
Publication Date: 14 May 2020
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L)


Author Biography

Paul Anthony Jones is something of a linguistic phenomenon. He runs the popular @HaggardHawks Twitter feed, blog and YouTube channel, revealing daily word facts to 60,000 engaged followers. His books include: Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities (E&T, 2015), The Accidental Dictionary (E&T, 2016), The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities (E&T, 2017), Around the World in 80 Words (E&T, 2018), as well as several other books on trivia and language. He appears regularly in the media and has contributed to the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries online. He is also a piano teacher and musician, and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Cabinet of Calm: Soothing Words for Troubled Times

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