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Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language Mass Market Paperback – 19 Mar 2018

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; 1 edition (19 March 2018)
  • ISBN-10: 0143790986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143790983
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Don Watson's Death Sentence is scathing, funny and brilliant.

About the Author

Don Watson's Recollections of a Bleeding Heart- Paul Keating Prime Minister, won the Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Prizes, the Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the Year, the National Biography Award and the Australian Literary Studies Association's Book of the Year. His Quarterly Essay, Rabbit Syndrome- Australia and America won the Alfred Deakin Essay Prize. Death Sentence, his best-selling book about the decay of public language won the Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year. Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words was also a bestseller. American Journeys won the Age Non-Fiction and Book of the Year Awards. It also won the inaugural Indie Award for Non-Fiction and the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction.

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