Jacot de Bonoid, Adam

Adam Jacot de Boinod is an international travel journalist specialising in luxury hotels. He is a regular reviewer for The Hotel Guru, has written for the Hotelegraph and also has a daily column in the Daily Mail called ‘On This Day’.

Adam worked on the first series of the BBC programme QI for Stephen Fry. As a researcher, looking for anything ‘quite interesting’ beginning with the letter A, he discovered that there are 27 ways of describing both moustaches and eyebrows in Albanian.

He then read all the world’s dictionaries to write three books for Penguin Press on all the most interesting words in the world’s languages. ‘The Meaning of Tingo’ is a best seller, translated into 13 languages. Adam has also created the iphone App called ‘Tingo’, a quiz on interesting words.

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