Red Herrings and White Elephants : The Origins of the Phrases We Use Every Day
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Albert Jack is an English writer and historian. His books cover a range of subjects, including history, politics, war, etymology, food history, nursery rhymes, pub names, inventions, mysteries and urban legends. They have become bestsellers  in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Great Britain and Europe [ citation needed ] and have been translated into many [ quantify ] languages. In , his third book, Red Herrings and White Elephants , became a bestseller. In , Jack signed what would become a six-year contract with Pearson Penguin to write a series of follow-up titles. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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