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The Kingdom of Speech Paperback – 18 Sep 2017

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"A great journalist with a whip-like satirical prose style… Wolfe’s great gift is to make the heavy seem light and this book is such an entertaining polemic that I read it in a day and immediately wanted to read it again." (Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times)

"You’re in the hands of a master who has never written a dull word in his life. Tom Wolfe, America’s greatest man of letters, is 85 and still fizzing with energy and insight… Wolfe packs a lot in it, [The Kingdom of Speech] writing with the fluency and vigour of a man one-third his age." (James Delingpole Mail on Sunday)

"The style is instantly recognisable, and the book hurtles on for 160 pages of wicked, opinionated, high-velocity prose." (Alun Anderson New Scientist)

"A marvelous mix of gleeful energy and whip-around-the-neck control, and his book is a gas to read." (Charles Mann Wall Street Journal (Europe))

"It is clear how much we have missed him… The wonder of his book is its point of view. He is a polemicist, a slayer of reputation and pretension… It is wonderful to have him back." (Philip Delves Broughton Financial Times)

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From the author of The Bonfire of the Vanities, the maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.

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James W. Ramsay
3.0 out of 5 starsAs opinionated and hyperbolic as ever
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Alex Trier
5.0 out of 5 starsspeech..language..what's that ?
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Richard B. Schwartz
4.0 out of 5 starsPart Polemic, Part Satire, Part Reverential Essay
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