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Essential English


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An invaluable guide to the use of English language - for journalists and for anyone who wants to hack the written word.

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Sir Harold Matthew Evans is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. He has written various books on history and journalism, including Essential English. Since 2001, Evans has served as editor-at-large of The Week Magazine and since 2005, he has been a contributor to the Guardian and BBC Radio 4. He lives in New York with his wife and childen.


"Demonstrates how to clear whole jungles of vagueness and verbal clutter" Times Literary Supplement "Every journalist in England should read this exceptional book. Harry Evans is a master of our trade and a master of how to use the English language" -- Piers Morgan "English is the world's most used and abused language. This book in on the side of the angels. It should become an essential textbook for every journalist" -- Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail "Harry Evans is one of the great newspaper professionals of his time, and his book should be a standard text for every journalist" -- Max Hastings, Editor, Evening Standard "Thank God it's back in print. It has never been more necessary" -- John Humphrys

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