Synopsis & Book Info:
Discover why proverbs have stood the test of time.
Proverbs -- those colorful time-honored truths -- have become part of our everyday language. But how often do we think about their origins or meanings?
This unique collection of words to live by reveals the source of these timeworm expressions, which are as relevant today as they were when first coined generations ago.
An Apple a Day provides the fun facts behind 200 proverbs, including . . .
* The darkest hour is before the dawn.
* You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
* In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
* The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
* When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
But enough said. Sit back and enjoy the read -- there's no time like the present!
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Reader's Digest Association
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Caroline Taggart has been an editor of non-fiction books for nearly 30 years and has covered nearly every subject from natural history and business to gardening and astronomy. She has written several books and was the editor of Writer's Market UK 2009.
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I love books that teach me about the origins of words and everyday sayings. There is just something cool about knowing where our native tongue started, and what exactly they meant.
It's always a treat reading one of Caroline's books, as she puts the information together in a easy-to-read way, with some cute illustrations along the way.
I definitely recommend this series to all lovers of words and language!
~I received a copy from FSB Associates. I was not compensated for my opinion.~