Mark Forsyth

Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist and blogger. Every job he's ever had, whether as a ghost-writer or proof-reader or copy-writer, has been to do with words. He started The Inky Fool blog in 2009 and now writes a post almost every day. The blog has received worldwide attention and enjoys an average of 4,000 hits per week.

Books by Mark Forsyth

The Etymologicon

Published: January 2017

A new cover look for the 5th anniversary of Mark Forsyth's brilliant Sunday Times Number One bestseller.

The Horologicon

Published: January 2017

A new cover look for all three of Mark Forsyth's brilliant books on words and phrases, on the 5th anniversary of The Etymologicon's publication.

The Elements of Eloquence

Published: January 2017

A new cover look for all three of Mark Forsyth's brilliant books on words and phrases, on the 5th anniversary of The Etymologicon's publication.

Mark Forsyth's Ternion Set

Published: December 2014

A beautiful box set containing all three books in hardback by Mark Forsyth.

The Elements of Eloquence

Published: October 2014

Mark Forsyth's 'sparkling' (Daily Telegraph) and idiosyncratically brilliant third book.

The Elements of Eloquence

Published: November 2013

Characteristically witty, delightfully obscure and annoyingly erudite, Forsyth's new book does for literary and poetic style what his Number One bestseller The Etymologicon did for everyday words.

The Horologicon

Published: August 2013

Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time

The Etymologicon

Published: April 2013

The No.1 UK Non-Fiction Bestseller, now in paperback.

Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition

Published: December 2012

'Gemel' is an old English word meaning 'twin' - Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition brings together a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and its highly anticipated sequel.

The Horologicon

Published: November 2012

The Horologicon - which means 'a book of things appropriate to each hour' - follows a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.

The Etymologicon

Published: January 2012

A frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language.

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