Curious Expressions from Around the World
Sayings passed down from generation to generation, sometimes they ring true sometimes they contradict each other. You can find one for every occasion. Nevertheless, Sayings are part of our culture, and I enjoyed Ella Frances Sanders insights from her latest book THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SAYINGS.
THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF SAYINGS reflects on 52 proverbs, expressions and idioms from different cultures. Furthermore, the author gives context, history, the equivalent in different countries is that the case, and takes notice that some of them are not true to facts.
The sayings’ illustrations become nonsense and amusing at times. Moreover, the whole concept matches Ella Frances Sanders writing style, funny, lighthearted and informative.
Author Ella Frances Sanders
The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World
Published by Ten Speed Press(September 13, 2016)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Lost in Translation comes this charming illustrated collection of more than fifty expressions from around the globe that explore the nuances of language. From the hilarious and romantic to the philosophical and literal, the idioms, proverbs, and adages in The Illustrated Book of Sayings reveal the remarkable diversity, humor, and poignancy of the world’s languages and cultures.
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