Author(s): Robert McCrum
"The Story of English" is the extraordinary tale of the origins and development of the English language. Two thousand years ago English was confined to a handful of savage tribes on the shores of north-west Europe; today, in one form or another, it is spoken by a billion people around the world. More widely scattered, written and spoken than any other language in history, English has become a global phenomenon. Exploring its amazing success, "The Story of English" is an essential companion for student and general reader alike.
From the author of Globish, an acclaimed history of the English Language.