Many thanks to Alison Menzies @eandtbooks for the opportunity to join in with Paul Anthony Jones’ latest blog tour…..

Cab Calm blog tour rev

I’m thrilled to be able to offer you the chance to win your very own physical copy of this lovely book…..

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Soothing Words for Troubled Times


Publication date: 14 May 2020

*To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week: 18–24 May*

Price: £12.99 B-format hardback

ISBN: 9781783964703

Open The Cabinet of Calm and discover a soothing word that’s equal to your troubles…

These are words to soothe an unquiet mind. To inspire our creativity. To encourage fellow thinking and community spirit, and to give us fresh hope. In essence, collected here are nothing but kind words, for these unkind times.’

For almost a decade, Paul Anthony Jones has written about the oddities and origins of the English language, amassing a vast collection of some of its more unusual words. Last year, doubly bereaved and struggling to regain his spirits, he turned to words – words that could be applied to difficult, challenging times and found solace. The Cabinet of Calm is the result.

Paul has unearthed fifty-one linguistic remedies to offer reassurance, inspiration and hope in the face of such feelings as grief and despair, homesickness and exhaustion, missing our friends and a loss of hope.

Written with a trademark lightness of touch, The Cabinet of Calm shows us that we’re not alone. From MELORISM, when you’re worried about the future of the world and AGATHISM, when you’re feeling disillusionment or struggling to remain positive to SELF-SOOTHE, when you’re struggling to sleep and STOUND, for when you’re grieving, someone else has felt like this before, and so there’s a word to help, whatever the challenge.

For your chance to win a copy of The Cabinet of Calm all you need to do is comment on this post!

(UK only please)

A winner will be chosen at random and will need to be happy to provide a UK address which I will pass on to the publisher for the purpose of sending out the prize only.

Good luck!

I have my very own copy, with many thanks to the publisher. (My photos really don’t do it justice!)

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Paul has a Masters in Linguistics and is a language blogger from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. His obsession with words began with a child’s dictionary he received as a Christmas present when he was eight years old. As @HaggardHawks he has tweeted obscure words since 2013 and now has a social media following of over 75k, including the likes of JK Rowling, Robert Macfarlane, Susie Dent, Richard Osman, Greg Jenner, Ian McMillan, Rufus Sewell, Simon Mayo, Michael Rosen and Cerys Matthews. brings together the entire HH network including a blog, books, quizzes & games, the 500 Words YouTube series, Instagram gallery and newsletter. He regularly contributes to the media.


He has written seven books, most recently Around the World in 80 Words: A Journey Through the English Language (hardback 2018); The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words; The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words and Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic.

‘I love this gifty and gorgeous compendium of beguiling words from which you can select to soothe the troubles that afflict you… [A] warm bath of linguistic remedies.’ Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller (Editor’s Choice for May 2020)


THE CABINET OF LINGUISTIC CURIOSITIES A Yearbook of Forgotten Words by Paul Anthony Jones @paulanthjones @HaggardHawks @eandtbooks @alisonmenziespr #ForgottenWords

Shout Out – Independent Book Shop

As part of this blog tour we have been asked if we can include a shout out for a local independent book shop as many will be struggling during these difficult times. The only independent book shop in Newcastle-under-Lyme doesn’t have a website unfortunately but can be found on Merrial Street if you ever fancy a visit when it’s safe to do so! However, the very lovely Nantwich Bookshop sprung to mind and is kind of local to me (only a short drive, if hubby takes me, or train ride away). I have visited a few times and will do so again in future. They have a lovely café! You can follow their journey through Covid-19 lockdown on their Facebook Page and on Twitter. I hope to be visiting Nantwich again as soon as I can. Maybe we can meet there for coffee sometime?

In the meantime, stay safe & happy reading 🙂

12 thoughts on “The Cabinet of Calm by Paul Anthony Jones @paulanthjones @HaggardHawks #BlogTour #Giveaway @eandtbooks + #shoutout Nantwich Bookshop @NantwichBook

    1. Hi Jo,

      Thanks for your comment. We should go for a coffee at The Nantwich Book Shop one day!

      The initial winner of this giveaway hasn’t responded in the last two days so you are our new winner! 🙂 Congrats!
      If you could please email me your postal address I will arrange for your book to be sent to you. Thanks for entering. Kerry x


      1. She musn’t be a WordPress user and I’m assuming she didn’t tick to receive email notification of any replies to her comment, unless she doesn’t check emails regularly. I have no other way of contacting her unfortunately. I have checked my spam emails too. xx

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Jane. You are our lucky winner! (Chosen at random by my son)
      If you could please email me – – with your UK postal address I will arrange to have your lovely book sent to you. Please put ‘The Cabinet of Calm giveaway’ in the subject box. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂


  1. This book was issued on my daughter’s birthday I’ve just realised. Brian Draper Pointed the way to it for me when he commented on five words from the book that the author had written a short article about recently. I love those words! And would love more!!

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