Lord Sandwich and the Pants Man: Discover the People and Places Hidden in Everyday Words


Ever wondered who ‘the Joneses' were? Or what the original ‘peeping Tom' got up to? We all know that there was a ballerina named Pavlova and an earl named Sandwich, but there was also a Baron Lamington and a Queen Margarita, a Mr Booze and a Captain Fudge. Laszlo Biro invented the biro, Jules Leotard wore the first leotard, Charles Boycott endured the first boycott and Lord Cardigan loved a good cardigan. There really was a maverick named Maverick and a chauvinist named Chauvin. From literature we have The Illiad, which features a bully named ‘Hector' and a wise teacher named ‘Mentor'. From history we have Vandals, who were a destructive tribe, and the Zealots, who were an intolerant sect. Eager for more read more

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ISBN:

9781742702599

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

304

Dimensions:

19cm x 14cm

Weight:

460g

RRP:

$24.99

Category:

Pop Culture , Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 September 2012

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eamon Evans

Eamon Evans has spent all his working life writing. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he has been an in-house writer for Bigpond Sport. He has also been a regular journalist for the Sunday Herald Sun, the Adelaide Advertiser, the Sunday Times and the Courier Mail writing about AFL, cricket and tennis. He has written four books including The Godfather was a Girl. His most recent sporting book was David Boon’s Funniest Sporting Moments.