About Susan Purcell:
I am a linguist in both senses of the word: I write and speak on the English language and linguistics, and I also speak three foreign languages. I am the author of ten published books on these topics, and am the editor of the Puzzler Crossword Solver’s Dictionary. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists. I have given many talks over the last ten years to organisations including the Women’s Institute, Probus, U3A, the Society of Authors and the Royal Over-Seas League. I have also been interviewed on radio about topics as diverse as texting, new words in the dictionary, and clichés.
About my talks...
My talks are all stand-alone and I don’t need any equipment. I’m a former teacher and have a loud, clear voice. My talks generally last between 40 and 50 minutes, but they can easily be abridged or extended. My talks are light-hearted and entertaining as well as informative, and are suitable for all audiences. I am often available at short notice.
£75 plus modest travelling expenses if you are more than 20 miles from Guildford, where I live. I will travel to locations in Surrey, north Hampshire, and south-west London.