Hugh Kellett

Hugh Kellett studied languages at Oxford and has been playing around with words in London advertising agencies most of his life. The humorous potential of the English language, this mishmash of the tongues of our invaders, its crazy spellings, rich nuances and punny possibilities have become his abiding passion. His first book Glitzch! earned him many plaudits as a modern wit and wordsmith. Now, with The Dictionary of Posh, he turns his wordsmithery to something even more fundamental than history ⁠— to the English language itself ⁠— and, more precisely, the revelation and preservation of a rather exclusive version of it: Posh. The result is a restoration comedy of rumbustious proportions, and a book that will have you laughing out loud.

Books by Hugh Kellett

The Dictionary of Posh

Hugh Kellett
Oliver Preston