In conversation with Countdown’s Susie Dent about her new book, Word Perfect.

Join Countdown’s queen of Dictionary Corner in conversation about her new book, Word Perfect, with Julia Langdon, political journalist, author and scrabble legend. Susie will share the stories behind common phrases like stealing someone’s thunder, May Day and the meaning of “snaccident” – unintentionally eating a whole packet of biscuits.

Susie studied modern languages at Oxford and has a master’s in German from Princeton. She is the author of several books about the origin and meaning of words and Honorary Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP)

WiJ members £5

General Admission £10

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