‘I think this is great fun … equivalences are really clever and ingenious’
'... I think [the book] has come out very well. There's a joyfulness of spirit which comes across from the pages, and this makes it appealing.'
- Prof. David Crystal, Linguist, author of the Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language
Derby Evening Telegraph, 29.9.09 links:
Radio 4's Today Programme, 27th Oct 2009, link (scroll down to the 8.25 slot):
(A websearch will yield a number of podcasts of this interview/ discussion with John Humphries, Prof Clive Upton and the Author)
Fr Andrew Philips, specialist writer on Old English Saints, Old Engish Church and William Barnes:
''At long last, yes, it has taken 943 years, someone has written systematically about what English would probably have been like, had the Norman-French invasion and occupation not taken place... explains very logically and in simple and popular language how he has projected English as it might have been... this is a fascinating and highly educational book which we would recommend to anyone interested in the English language or languages in general.''
Joseph Biddulph, Publisher of minority/ special interest language books:
''I am very impressed ... approach should enable people to get a lot of linguistics under their belt without even realising it.''