'an accessible and lively guide to English style and usage.'
Secondary and Higher Education Journal
'Richard Palmer…has a formidable grasp of the language and illustrates his points with some fascinating quotations.'
Bradford Telegraph & Argus
'…brisk, attractive and undogmatic, and a distinguishing feature of the whole book is his obvious enjoyment of his task. This book would undoubtedly help any trainee scientist to improve his skill in transferring information in English-and to enjoy doing so.'
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
'Anyone looking for a ready source of ideas to stretch KS4 English pupils and to extend the range in their writing needs search no further!'
'His book provides the necessary underpinning for any writer: confidence in handling language to its best effect in a register appropriate to the given task and audience.'
'…individual lovers of the language will also find much in it to delight and test them.'
Journal of the Headmasters' Conference Schools