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The King's English

A Guide to Modern Usage

The King's English by Kingsley Amis
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A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary, and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and so controversial--The King's English is a must for fans and language purists.

St. Martin's Press; June 2014
288 pages; ISBN 9781466873766
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Title: The King's English
Author: Kingsley Amis
 
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Sun, 03 Jul 2011 23:19:54 -0700
Telegraph.co.ukMind your bad English, Kingsley Amis 'don't like it'Telegraph.co.ukKingsley Amis died in 1995, and ...
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The GuardianFrom alright to zap: an AZ of horrible wordsThe GuardianKingsley Amis, in The King's English, calls alright a ...
Halt the clash of the grammar titans - Telegraph.co.uk
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:14:24 -0700
Telegraph.co.ukHalt the clash of the grammar titansTelegraph.co.ukThis is what Kingsley Amis, in his book on usage, The ...
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