Learning English the Warrell Way

This image is of a cover of a little booklet – unpaginated, but containing 12 pages – which the Bridging the Unbridgeable project was given yesterday.

Brief though it is, it is nevertheless relevant for our research, as it includes a chapter (lesson 12) called “Finding your faults”, with items like “It’s for its“, “Too Many Ands” and, in another chapter, “Have some Fun with Only“.

But who was John Warrell? He doesn’t appear to have been famous enough to merit a place in the ODNB.

The booklet was published in Mansfield in the UK and cost 9 pence (or 10d. post free), or the equivalent of about £1.25 in the 1930s according to the National Archives Currency Converter, if that was when it was published.

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