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From the author of the bestselling Lost in Translation, an exquisite illustrated compendium of not quite translatable sayings from across the globe

Ever feel like you are pedalling in the choucroute? Been caught with your beard in the mailbox again? Or maybe you just wish everyone would stop ironing your head?

Speaking in Tongues brings the weird, wonderful and surprising nuanced beauty of language to life with over fifty gorgeous watercolour and ink illustrations.

Here you will find the perfect romantic expression, such as the Spanish tu eres mi media naranja, or 'you are the love of my life, my soulmate', and the bizarre, including dancing bears and broken pots, feeding donkeys sponge cake, a head full of crickets, and clouds and radishes. All encourage new ways of thinking about the world around us, and breathe magnificent life into the everyday.

These phrases from across the world are ageless and endlessly enchanting, passed down through generations. Now they are yours.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781910931264

    November 14, 2016

    Square Peg

    112 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • EBook

    9781473545342

    September 1, 2016

    Vintage Digital

    112 pages

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