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Speaking in Tongues : Curious Expressions from Around the World, Hardback Book

Speaking in Tongues : Curious Expressions from Around the World Hardback


Ever feel like you are pedalling in the choucroute?

Been caught with your beard in the mailbox again? Or maybe you just wish everyone would stop ironing your head?Speaking in Tongues brings the weird, wonderful and surprising nuanced beauty of language to life with over fifty gorgeous watercolour and ink illustrations. Here you will find the perfect romantic expression, such as the Spanish tu eres mi media naranja, or 'you are the love of my life, my soulmate', and the bizarre, including dancing bears and broken pots, feeding donkeys sponge cake, a head full of crickets, and clouds and radishes.

All encourage new ways of thinking about the world around us, and breathe magnificent life into the everyday. These phrases from across the world are ageless and endlessly enchanting, passed down through generations.

Now they are yours.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112 pages, full colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Language: history & general works
  • ISBN: 9781910931264

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