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New Books published in November

Posted on 2014/11/06 in New Books, News, tagged as Antiques Almanac, Antiques Magpie, Ask John, Burglar Caught by A Skeleton, Camden School for Girls, Charm of Magpies, Do You Still Think You're Clever, Geoff Hurst's 50 Greatest Footballers, John Farndon, Sciku, Ternion Set, marc allum, mark forsyth

Just look at all these books we published this month! How do you poison someone without the police finding out? Which way is the earth spinning? Instead of politicians, why don’t we let the managers of IKEA run the country? And most importantly, Do Y… Read more »

Celebrating Independent Booksellers Week 2014: Our Unknown Unknowns

Posted on 2014/06/28 in General, tagged as mark forsyth

Independent Booksellers Week 2014 starts today, which means Mark Forsyth’s The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted has been released into the world and is now available exclusively from independent bookshops. In… Read more »

Win a limited edition leatherbound copy of The Elements of Eloquence, signed by Mark Forsyth, with National Book Tokens

Posted on 2014/06/23 in Competitions, tagged as mark forsyth

Independent Booksellers Week begins on 28th June and we want to let you know about a very special competition you can enter! Mark Forsyth’s essay, The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted, specially commissioned f… Read more »

Join Mark Forsyth on his Independent Booksellers Week tour!

Posted on 2014/05/29 in Events, tagged as mark forsyth

Mark Forsyth is going on tour for Independent Booksellers Week! Join Mark Forsyth throughout Independent Booksellers Week 2014, where he will be talking about how a Christening present of an Oxford English Dictionary set the tone for a life immersed… Read more »

The Unknown Unknown: Bookshops and the Delight of Not Getting What You Wanted, by Mark Forsyth, exclusively for Independent Booksellers Week

Posted on 2014/04/11 in New Books, tagged as mark forsyth

We are excited to reveal that Mark Forsyth, author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller and its successful follow-ups The Etymologicon, The Horologicon and The Elements of Eloquence, is the author of this year’s specially commissioned essay for… Read more »

Books We Read in 2013 (Part 2)

Posted on 2013/12/17 in General, tagged as introducing, mark forsyth

2014 is nearly upon us! This week, the Icon Books team will be sharing with you two books that we’ve each enjoyed reading in 2013, including one book of our own. Let us know which books you’ve enjoyed this year in the comments or @iconbooks! Kate (Co… Read more »

Mark Forsyth on Tour

Posted on 2013/11/22 in Events, tagged as mark forsyth

The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase is out in the world and Mark Forsyth is going on tour! Mark Forsyth will be visiting the following bookshops through November and December so come along and see him talk about the figu… Read more »

Listen to Mark Forsyth on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme!

Posted on 2013/11/11 in New Books, tagged as mark forsyth

Mark Forsyth, bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, talking about the hidden formulas for making lines memorable. In The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase, M… Read more »

The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth is out now!

Posted on 2013/11/07 in New Books, tagged as mark forsyth

The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase, from bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon, Mark Forsyth, is out today. Watch the video below to find out more about The Elements of Eloquence, from Mark Forsyth… Read more »

Mark Forsyth’s Top 10 Lost Words

Posted on 2013/10/21 in General, tagged as mark forsyth

Mark Forsyth, author of The Horologicon, The Etymologicon and the highly anticipated The Elements of Elements, wrote about his top ten lost words today! 1. Wamblecropt Wamblecropt means overcome with indigestion. Once upon a time, you might observe t… Read more »