I have just finished reading “The Queen’s English and how to use it” by Bernard C. Lamb.

The Queen's English - Bernard C. Lamb

The Queen’s English – Bernard C. Lamb (via Amazon)

This is a non-fiction book about the English language and how it should be used properly. It isn’t as confusing as some language books can be, although i find it is a little bit snobby in places! But don’t let that put you off!

It sets out clearly what things mean, how they are constructed, and how best to use them. A good little book for teaching yourself how to use English or at least a good refresher if you feel your language skills slipping!

I was given this book for Christmas a few years back and meant to read it, but i didn’t get around to it until summer 2012 and i have been reading it on and off since then. I think it is better to read it in bits, because then you’re not overwhelmed by all the information this little book contains! I knew a lot of the things in this book already as i had studied the English language at university (jointly with English literature), but it’s nice to refresh my knowledge and see what i can remember!

I won’t give this a mark out of 10 but it’s worth reading if you feel the need to brush up on your language skills!

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