Oxford Reference An Australian Dictionary of Eponyms by Richard Trahair
This compact and absorbing reference covers the fascinating topic of eponyms - words in the English language which are also the names of people.

In this engaging book, over five hundred eponyms are defined and each one is accompanied by a succinct history of its originator.

This is a book which will delight the browser ad those interested in idiosyncratic detail. It will certainly satisfy the curiosity of readers wanting to know about the people behind the words like leotard, banksia, boycott and burp. Of particular interest is the inclusion of a number of eponyms that will ring with special familiarity in Australian ears.

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