Words! with Susie Dent and Tom Read Wilson

Susie Dent and Tom Read Wilson
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For all lovers of lexicography!

This event will take place at the British Library.

 A brilliant afternoon for all those fascinated by words. Join Susie Dent, lexicographer extraordinaire and Queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, together with presenter, author and social media star Tom Read Wilson, the fan-favourite logophile host of Celebs Go Dating, winner of Celebrity Mastermind, and host of etymology podcast Tom Read Wilson has Words With….

Both have exciting new books to unveil.

Susie’s An Emotional Dictionary: All the Feels from ANGST to ZUGZWANG will help you find the word  to describe just how you feel – from falling in love at first sight to wanting the food that someone else is eating (SMELLFEAST); from the seven types of drunkenness to the shock of jumping into icy water (CURGLAFF).

Tom will share two new releases designed to satisfy the whole family’s word-lust, with On The Tip of My Tongue: a hilarious compendium of etymological solutions to all of life’s modern-day dilemmas and conundrums (for adults), and Every Word Tells a Story: a rip-roaring A-Z of the astonishing origin stories behind ordinary and extraordinary words (for children). With Tom’s wit and lifelong love of language by your side, you’ll never be lost for words again…

This event is suited to all ages, from 10 years and up. It will be followed by a book signing.

Susie Dent is the resident word expert in Dictionary Corner on C4's Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and is a regular panellist on Radio 4's Wordaholics. Susie also writes a weekly column for the Radio Times, reviews for the Spectator and has almost 1,000,000 followers on Twitter.

Tom Read Wilson is an actor, etymologist, author and TV presenter, having stolen the nation’s hearts as the hilarious ‘Client Co-ordinator’ on Celebs Go Dating. Tom is a regular on our TV screens, having won Celebrity Mastermind and placed 2nd on Celebrity Best Home Cook, as well as having appeared on a multitude of other shows. Aside from his professional pursuits, Tom is an active campaigner for Wildwood and The Kent Wildlife Trust, as well as an Ambassador for Acting For Others. Tom is a devout logophile who hosts a regular podcast Tom Read Wilson has words with… and has been sharing his popular ‘Word of Day’ etymology videos with his huge social media following @TomReadWilson since 2016.

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Name: Words! with Susie Dent and Tom Read Wilson
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £11.00
Member: £0.00
Student: £5.50
Registered Unemployed: £5.50
Disabled: £5.50
Under 18: £5.50
Senior (60+): £9.00
Young Person (18-25): £5.50
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