* The follow-up to the hugely successful Romps, Tots and Boffins: The Strange Language of News, which generated widespread media coverage, was featured in four 'books of the year' roundups, and was nominated for a Paddy Power Political Book Award.; * This book will build on this success and will be backed with a wide media campaign, with support from major journalist contacts.; * Extracts from the book have already featured on Buzzfeed.; * Robert Hutton is a very funny writer who has been called 'the Dr Johnson of journalese' for his ability to dissect the words and phrases that we hear every day.
Robert Hutton is the author of Romps, Tots and Boffins (E&T, 2013). He has been UK political correspondent for Bloomberg since 2004; previously, he worked at the Mirror and Financial Times. Having read Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at Edinburgh University, he is believed to be the only member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery to have built a rugby-playing robot. He lives in south-east London with his wife and sons.
"Brutally funny" -- Marcus Berkmann, Daily Mail; "The irresistible vade mecum of every prangmeister and cock-up artist." -- Boris Johnson, Mayor of London; 'a stocking-fillerish contribution for the political nerd in your life'--Helen Lewis, Guardian's best political books of the year; 'Confused? Of course you are. You're supposed to be. But help is at hand: Hutton's handbook cracks the everyday code of the euphemisms, evasions, avoidances and ambiguities that say less than they mean and mean the reverse of what they say' -- Iain Finlayson, The Times; 'Superb. Rare to find so much wit and insight in just 146 pages' -- Andrew Sparrow, political blogger at The Guardian; 'Darkly funny and expertly observed' -- Michael Deacon, parliamentary sketchwriter at The Telegraph; 'Hutton's 'translations' from what people say to what they mean are ten-chuckles-a-minute' --Matthew Parris, from the foreword