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Mind your language

Why is a book like a sarcophagus?

25 May 2019

9:00 AM

25 May 2019

9:00 AM

‘Is it like a packet of fags?’ asked my husband, less annoyingly than usual, but still in some confusion. I had been telling him why a book was like a sarcophagus, which I admit has the ring of a Victorian riddle.

It has long been accepted that book shares the same derivation as beech.

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