One of the world’s best-known authorities on the English language, David Crystal, reveals the secrets and subtleties of English grammar in his glamourous story “Making Sense”. He explains its rules and irregularities and shows how to navigate its snares and pitfalls as well as exploring its history and varieties in a way that’s full of distractions and delights. Grammar is complex but Professor Crystal shows it need not be daunting and he does an excellent job, painting a picture of our times through words. It’s wonderfully readable, entertaining as it is instructive and comes with three companion volumes which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the English language.