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Fry's English Delight

(2009)
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Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4. "Current Puns": Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags? "Metaphor": the English language is chock-full of maritime metaphors: cock up, taken aback, chip on your shoulder and show a leg. And, with the help of a Greek removals firm, we also find the origin of the word 'metaphor'. "Quotation": the uses and misuses of quotations are revealed, and there is also a frank confession from a quotation compiler, which we cannot divulge here. "Cliche": featuring sick parrots and the cliche crisis that affected the writing of Flaubert, Joyce and Eliot, and helped shape modern language and culture. '...this four-programme set is an utter delight and quite fascinating' - "South Wales Argus".

 
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Audio Editions

September 2012 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Fry's English Delight 5 (BBC Radio)
Author(s): Stephen Fry
ISBN: 1-4713-1099-X / 978-1-4713-1099-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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October 2012 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Fry's English Delight Boxset
Author(s): Stephen Fry
ISBN: 1-4713-0438-8 / 978-1-4713-0438-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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September 2011 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Fry's English Delight (BBC Audio)
Author(s): Stephen Fry
ISBN: 1-4084-6877-8 / 978-1-4084-6877-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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July 2011 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Fry's English Delight: Word Games
Author(s): Stephen Fry
ISBN: 1-4084-6901-4 / 978-1-4084-6901-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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December 2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: Fry's English Delight
Author(s): Stephen Fry
ISBN: 0-7927-7375-6 / 978-0-7927-7375-7 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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October 2010 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Fry's English Delight: Series 3
Author(s): Stephen Fry
ISBN: 1-4084-6749-6 / 978-1-4084-6749-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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September 2009 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Frys English Delight: The Complete First Series (BBC Radio Programs)
Author(s): Stephen Fry
ISBN: 1-60283-747-3 / 978-1-60283-747-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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June 2009 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Fry's English Delight (BBC Audio)
Author(s): Stephen Fry
ISBN: 1-4084-0960-7 / 978-1-4084-0960-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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