I've become a bit of a David Crystal fangirl recently... He has a love of language, a sense of humour, and a personality that comes through his writing.
A little book of language explores the development of language - from babies through to exploring the languages around you now. So, everything from how babies learn to talk, to how languages die, and develop.
I've studied language, linguistics, sociolinguistics in the past, and this title reminded me of that time - and the joy I found with the subjects.
That said, Crystal's writing style is personable and approachable - you do not need to have an academic background to appreciate this one.
It is a true gem.
~ Reviewed by Aud Selene.