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Harry Mount

the joy of Latin

Harry Mount is a journalist and author. His books include My Brief Career, an account of his pupillage at a barristers' chambers and Amo, Amas, Amat ... and All That - a best-selling popular reference on the Latin language whose title harks back to Sellar and Yeatman's 1066 and All That. The book introduced the basics of Latin grammar and combined his own personal memories, Latin references in popular culture, and stories about ancient Rome and was published in the United States as Carpe Diem: Put a Little Latin in Your Life. He also wrote A Lust for Window Sills, which was a popular guide to British architecture. How England Made the English - from Hedgerows to Heathrow, a book about the English character and landscape was published in May 2012.