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Answers to Rhetorical Questions

Extent: 160pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 09/02/2017

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781782437598

Categories: Humour, Language

About the Book

A question that doesn’t require an answer – what kind of question is that?

The rhetorical question is one of those grammatical quirks that just doesn't seem to have any logic to it. However, now, thanks to Answers to Rhetorical Questions, you will no longer be left in the dark when someone asks you 'What's love got to do with it?', 'What shall we do with the drunken sailor?' or 'Who wants to be a millionaire?'

From the most profound questions of philosophy to queries of geography, science and string length, this playful book is full of information you never knew you needed, including: Whose life is it anyway? How much is that doggy in the window? How soon is now? Are you blind?

The days of being baffled and bemused are over thanks to this tongue-in-cheek book that will have its readers not only laughing out loud but perhaps even learning something utterly irrelevant too.

About the Author

Caroline Taggart worked in publishing as an editor of popular non-fiction for thirty years before being asked by Michael O'Mara Books to write I Used to Know That, which became a Sunday Times bestseller. Following that she was co-author of My Grammar and I (or should that be 'Me'?), and wrote a number of other books about words and English usage. She has appeared frequently on television and on national and regional radio, talking about language, grammar and whether or not Druids Cross should have an apostrophe.

Her website is and you can follow her on Twitter @citaggart.


  • 'Contains an arsenal of blinding facts (and clever musings) for every rhetorical situation from the Pope's religion to the length of a piece of string', Daily Mail