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Routes of English: Series 1, Programme 6

AuthorMelvyn Bragg

NarratorMelvyn Bragg

SeriesRoutes of English Series 1, Book 6

Duration27m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, General Non Fiction

PublisherAudio Go Ltd

VersionUnabridged

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Conquest, trade and immigration have woven dozens of languages into English. Melvyn Bragg visits Liverpool, home of Scouse, an Irish-based variant of northern English made famous by the Beatles and countless comedians. By the mid-nineteenth century the port of Liverpool ranked second to London and became home to immigrants from all over the world who imported many new words into English.

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