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I Before E (Except After C)

Extent: 176 pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date:

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781843172499

Categories: Maths & English

About the Book

Ever find yourself struggling to remember simple facts and rules? Is the ever increasing pace of life and glut of information challenging your memory? I Before E (Except After C) is full of memory aids to help you out. From well-known rhymes such as the popular 'Thirty days hath September, April, June and November', memorable sayings including 'Spring forward, fall back', and mnemonics such as 'Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain', to a selection of more modern methods of boosting one's failing memory. I Before E is the definitive guide to help you to unjumble your mind and improve your ability to recall names, dates, facts, figures and events, and contains all the mnemonics you'll ever need to know.

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 01/09/2011

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781843176589

Categories: Maths & English

About the Book

Publication Date: 31/01/2010

Price: £4.99

ISBN: 9781843174325

Categories: Maths & English

About the Book

About the Author

Judy Parkinson has worked in film and television and has written several notable biographies. She is the author of I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff, Remember, Remember (The Fifth of November): The History of Britain in Bite-Sized Chunks, and Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas: Popular Expressions – What They Mean and Where We Got Them, all published by Michael O’Mara Books. She lives and works in London.


  • 'the little poems that make a big difference to your brain power', Sunday Express Magazine
  • 'If you struggle to recall how many days there are in November and the difference between "their" and "there", this book could be your saving grace', The Sun
  • 'Bright ideas to keep your memory sharp... definitely a book for the bedside table', The Lady
  • 'An excellent way to drum in essential facts and spellings', The Daily Express
  • 'A fun and useful mix of mnemonics, rhymes and acronyms', Choice Magazine
  • 'A treasure trove of memory-joggers... a fun mix of reference and nostalgia, where you can visit foolproof ways to remember just about anything', The Weekly News
  • 'A must for every household!', Beige Magazine
  • 'This is much more than just nostalgia. A great family gift.', Angels and Urchins Magazine