Volume III completes almost 10 years of extensive research into colloquial and figurative English. The series, Most Comprehensive Origins of Clichés, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions is on the cutting edge of research of both the origins and the continuing evolution of English sayings, idioms and expressions, delving back in time to determine the most probable way the expressions began, following their path through the changes of the ages, and noting current trends of changing connotations. It even recalls some phrases from the past which are now antiquated, while picking up on others which are so fresh that they have barely been introduced. Better than any other printed work available today, it expounds on each entry and gives detailed results on years of study of the English spoken and written jargon, not only in America, but in the U.K. and Australasia, as well as numerous foreign expressions commonly used by English speaking journalists, authors and the general public. These three volumes contain the largest work of its type in print today, and a separate index book will be released in 2019 tying them all together, giving fingertip access to almost 4,000 entries. It is truly a unique work, and will set a high bar for future work in this field.
The previous volumes have been included in libraries across America, and have received rave reviews from teachers, ministers, newspaper reporters and many others. The original volume has been accepted for a reference for a Doctorate Degree at a major university, to teach English as a second language, as well as a conversation piece while entertaining company.
At last you may pre-order Gerald Sinclair and Rondo BB Me‘s Exciting new book, The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Volume One at the stclairpublications.com website only. Of course, no books will be shipped prior to release date of 6 October. Just go to stclairpublications.com and click on either Gerald or Rhondo’s pages and pre-order. All orders will be handles in the order received.
It will also be available on Amazon on 6 October, and has been declared by their editors as one of the Best Books of 2015 so far.
The Enigmatic Sinclairs: Volume 1
PRE-ORDER NOW – AVAILABLE OCTOBER 6, 2015 -Enigmatic Sinclairs – a definitive guide to Sinclairs in Scotland, is based purely on primary source evidence garnered over 11 years painstaking research, supplemented by a few quotes from rigorous historians (a rarity) such as Geoffrey Barrow and those who worked with him. Author’s comments are at an absolute minimum as we found such a wealth of material the facts in chronological order present their own narrative. Prof Hugh Montgomery PhD Dipl CL.Ing Com FSA Scot in his foreword says “It is such a pleasure to see authors produce a book based entirely on original research and using original sources without the myths and tall tales told by so many when writing their family history ……. I believe this will become one of the foremost sources and examples to future family historians of how to produce a family history” Malcolm of Caithness in his foreword says “book is such a useful breath of fresh air as they have taken endless trouble to go back to primary sources for evidence and have shattered a lot more myths in doing do, but have also discovered fascinating verifiable truths about the Sinclairs hitherto unpublished……..they have sought to follow those famous words carved in stone on an architrave in Rosslyn Chapel built by my ancestor , the first Sinclair Earl of Caithness, in the mid – fourteen hundreds “Truth conquers all” This 461 page volume covers from first recorded Sinclair presence in Scotland to just after end of the 15th Century and is in 3 parts Part A The Kings of Scotland – 4 chapters Part B The de Moreville Family to Sir Alan of Galloway – 1 Chapter Part C The Sinclairs – 3 Chapters c1160 – 1296; 1296 -1371; 1371 -1507