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Opening Times: Mon – Sat, 9.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm

Mark Forsyth – The Horologicon

Autumn/Winter Programme 2012

Join us for an evening jaunt through the lost words of the english language as Mark Forsyth talks about his new book The Horologicon at Booka on Saturday 8th December at 7.00pm.

The Horologicon is a book of the strangest and most beautiful words in the English language arranged by the hour of the day when you will really need them. Words for breakfast, for commuting, for working, for dining, for drinking and for getting lost on the way home.

Mark Forsyth is a passionate, self-described pedant when it comes to the English language – but his detailed knowledge of history has given him a common-sense approach to its “proper” use. He is an author, blogger, journalist, proofreader and ghostwriter. He can be found dispelling the grammar myths we were all taught in his popular blog, the Inky Fool. Mark is the author of the bestselling The Etymologicon & now The Horologicon.

Tickets £5 (redeemable against book purchase). Refreshments provided.

Please book in advance –  for tickets,  call in at the shop, give us a call or send us an email

If you can’t make the event, but would like to pre-order a signed, dedicated copy of The Horologicon, please contact us.