Mark Forsyth – The Elements of Eloquence

Mark Forsyth ElementsJoin Mark Forsyth, bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon, as he talks about his new book, The Elements of Eloquence.

In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase is a book on the importance of pure style. From classic poetry to pop lyrics and from the King James Bible to advertising slogans, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase – such as ‘Tiger, tiger, burning bright’, or ‘To be or not to be’ – memorable.

In his inimitably entertaining and witty style  he takes apart famous lines and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or Oscar Wilde. Whether you’re aiming for literary immortality or just an unforgettable one-liner, The Elements of Eloquence proves that you don’t need to have anything to say – you simply need to say it well.

Mark Forsyth’s The Etymologicon is a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and both The Etymologicon and The Horologicon were BBC Radio 4′s Book of the Week.

Date: Thursday 28th November – 7.00pm (for 7.30 pm start)

Venue: Booka

Tickets: £8 (redeemable against a hardback copy of The Elements of Eloquence. Refreshments provided).

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