Susan Purcell

Author of books for adults, Children's author

Susan Purcell
Booking enquiry

Also writes as

Susan Harvey, the Virtual Linguist

Available for

After dinner, Commission, Interview, Talk, Workshop

Website

http://www.virtuallinguist.typepad.com

Contact

Please contact me by telephone on 01483 303188 or by email at virtuallinguist@googlemail.com

Audiences

  • Adult
  • Age 16 to 18+ (College)
  • Age 7 to 11 (KS2)
  • Age 11 to 14 (KS3)
  • Age 14 to 16 (KS4)

Details

I write about language, words and dictionaries, and give light-hearted talks on the history and compilation of dictionaries, on word origins, and on other language-related topics. 

 

I have spoken on UK and US local radio stations on clich├ęs, unusual words, the language of texting, and on other topics. You can see the sort of things I am interested in by clicking on the Virtual Linguist blog link above, or by putting Virtual Linguist in a search engine.

 

I live in Guildford, Surrey but am prepared to travel. I speak French, German and Russian.

Books

I have written ten books including

978-1848104792

Junior Dictionary and Thesaurus

Colourful and informative. Suitable for Key Stage 2.
075346117X

The Kingfisher Illustrated Pocket Thesaurus

An essential tool for building writing and reading skills, or simply for finding the right word
978-1406669756

BBC Talk German Grammar

Jargon-free guide to the structure of the German language
978-1406652345

BBC Talk French Grammar

Jargon-free explanations of the structure of the French language
1406612839

BBC Talk French 2

The ideal way to improve your French if you already know a bit of the language

Organisations

  • Member of the Society of Authors
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

Keywords

DICTIONARIES DICTIONARY ENGLISH FRENCH GERMAN GRAMMAR LANGUAGE LANGUAGES LINGUIST LINGUISTICS NAMES RUSSIAN WORD ORIGINS