Showing you how the Pacific Ocean got its name, what a Pyrrhic victory is, or where the guitar came, this book reveals some of the influences that the classical languages have on the English words we use. It is suitable for pub quiz enthusiasts, crossword solvers, and verbal journalists.
A Belfast Child is a tale of divided loyalties, dark secrets and the scars left by hatred and violence on a proud city - but also a story of hope, healing and ultimate redemption for a family caught in the rising tide of the Troubles.
Brian Cockerill has ruled his world with an iron fist. Using nothing but his hands as weapons, he has patrolled the streets, clubs and raves of Britain in order to keep order and to 'tax' those whose ill-gotten gains he sees fit to take a share of. Yet despite his appalling record of aggression, Brian is a man who lives by rules and respect.