Figures of Speech

by Mervyn Laurence Peake

Hardcover, 2003

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Publication

Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2003.

Description

Uses cartoon-like drawings to represent such sayings as "Burning their bridges," "Sitting pretty," "To cut a long story short," and "I could just kick myself."

User reviews

LibraryThing member mschaefer
Delightful. A collection of thirty drawings by Peake illustrating various proverbs. The proverbs themselves are listed in the back, so the book can be used for gameplay.
LibraryThing member lquilter
Caricature drawings of various figures of speech. Most of the figures of speech are rather dated to the early-21st century ear, so this collection will be of most interest to Peake completists or to wordplay geeks. (Some significant overlap there, I'd guess.)

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