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Spilling the Beans on the Cat's Pyjamas

Extent: 192pages

Size: 198x129mm

Publication Date: 04/04/2013

Price: £7.99

ISBN: 9781782430117

Categories: Language

About the Book

Publication Date: 17/02/2011

Price: £4.99

ISBN: 9781843176688

Categories: Language

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.


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  • 'Reveals the origins and meanings of some of the most popular and obscure sayings we use today', Daily Mirror