Contributor biographical information for Brewer's dictionary of modern phrase & fable / compiled by Adrian Room.


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Adrian Room is an established writer of reference books, mainly on the origins of words and names. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the English Place-Name Society and American Name Society. He was Senior Lecturer in Russian with the Ministry of Defence until 1984, when he took up full-time writing.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English language -- Terms and phrases.
Literature -- Dictionaries.
Mythology -- Dictionaries.
Allusions.