Sam was a grumpy, difficult but fascinating man. He wasn’t handsome. He wasn’t good at sport. He was poor, lazy and not even very happy. But Sam Johnson was a hero.Why? Because of his words.Yes, he wrote many books and magazine articles. He spent nine long years writing the first important dictionary of the English language. But it isn’t for his writing that Sam is remembered.What keeps Sam’s memory alive are the clever things he said. Words which are still funny and true centuries later.
Andrew Billen – Short Books Ltd