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Now You Know More: The Book of Answers, Vol. 2
     

Now You Know More: The Book of Answers, Vol. 2

by Doug Lennox, Catriona Wight (Illustrator)
 

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This is a follow-up to last year's runaway bestseller Now You Know ... The Book of Answers, which went through five printings and sold over 20,000 copies!

Why do we shout "Fore" on a golf course? Why is confetti thrown at a wedding? Exactly how long is a "moment" or a "jiffy"? Why is breaking a mirror bad luck, and a rabbit's foot good luck?

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This is a follow-up to last year's runaway bestseller Now You Know ... The Book of Answers, which went through five printings and sold over 20,000 copies!

Why do we shout "Fore" on a golf course? Why is confetti thrown at a wedding? Exactly how long is a "moment" or a "jiffy"? Why is breaking a mirror bad luck, and a rabbit's foot good luck?

In this second book, Lennox continues to trace the concise and fascinating history and reasons for hundreds of expressions in our everyday language, as well as customs and habits, in the same entertaining format that was so successful last year. These gems are from the original syndicated radio scripts broadcast daily to millions across Canada through the Sound Source Network of Standard Broadcasting.

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"Doug Lennox knows more than you. More specifically, he knows more about things that don't really matter than you do. Luckily for us, he shares much of his knowledge with us in a book that not only educates us, but makes us more interesting at parties."

F P Bookman, The Brandon Sun, 12 December 2004

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550025309
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Now You Know Series , #2
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.60(d)

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"Doug Lennox knows more than you. More specifically, he knows more about things that don't really matter than you do. Luckily for us, he shares much of his knowledge with us in a book that not only educates us, but makes us more interesting at parties."

F P Bookman, The Brandon Sun, 12 December 2004

Meet the Author

Doug Lennox is best known through his 35 years as a freelance writer, producer, and host in Canadian radio and television. His work at the CBC with such legends as Anne Murray, Sylvia Tyson, Oscar Peterson, Anton Kuerti, and Ronnie Hawkins, among a host of others, has won him acclaim and international recogniation. As an actor, he has been featured in many movies and television dramas, including X-Men, The Herd, Nero Wolfe, Odyssey 5, and Against the Ropes.

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