The Language of London: Cockney Rhyming Slang

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This beautifully packaged and accessible guide is the perfect companion to learning the phrases of London's East End and the interesting origins behind Cockney Rhyming Slang - a language first invented as a secret code among the thieves of London's underworld. Organized thematically, rather than alphabetically, this book allows the reader to gain a full and comprehensive understanding of how to use a range of cockney phrases in each given scenario. Covering all the popular, traditional cockney phrases, as well as some more modern additions that aren't as well known, hundreds of sayings are featured and explained. So, if you're gagging to get your Hampstead Heath into popular reference at its most fascinating, pull up a Vanity Fair, pour yourself a cup of Rosie Lee and get stuck into this highly entertaining Captain Cook.

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Try this: explores the history and meanings of phrases both famous and obscure (The Times)

It's handy, sure, and a right old laugh. (Loaded 2011-05-01)

An enjoyable read (Best of British)

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Daniel Smith is a non-fiction author and editor who has written across a range of subjects, including politics, economics and social history. He is the author of The Ardlamont Mystery: The Real-Life Story Behind the Creation of Sherlock Holmes, and the 'How to Think Like ...' series for Michael O'Mara Books, which has been published in 20 languages and sold over 413,000 copies worldwide. He is also a long-time contributor to The Statesman's Yearbook, the geo-political guide to the world that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

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