The Cabinet of Calm

The Cabinet of Calm

Soothing Words for Troubled Times

Paul Anthony Jones


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It's fantastic ... a beautiful hardback ... Exactly the book that everybody needs..." —Simon Mayo—–Sometimes we all need a little reminder that it's going to be okay... Open The Cabinet of Calm to discover a comforting word that's equal to your troubles.The Cabinet of Calm has been designed to be picked up whenever you need a moment of serenity. Just select the emotion listed that reflects whatever you're feeling and you'll be offered a matching linguistic remedy: fifty-one soothing words for troubled times.These kind words—alongside their definitions and their stories – will bring peace, comfort and delight, and provide fresh hope.Written with a lightness of touch, The Cabinet of Calm shows us that we're not alone. Like language, our emotions are universal: someone else has felt like this before and so there's a word to help, whatever the challenge.So much more than a book of words, The Cabinet of Calm will soothe your soul and ease your mind. It's the perfect gift.—–From inside The Cabinet Of Calm...‘RESPAIR': a word for a renewed or reinvigorated hope, or a recovery from anguish or hopelessness.‘WORLDCRAFT': a collective term for the unique skills, wisdom and experience that an older person has amassed in their lifetime.‘MELIORISM': the belief that all things, no matter how bad, can always be improved – given enough determination from people willing to improve them.‘SYMMACHY': the act of joining or working together to produce a stronger force than could ever be managed individually – especially in order to overcome something that affects us all.


Paul Anthony Jones:
Paul Anthony Jones is something of a linguistic phenomenon. He runs the popular @HaggardHawks Twitter feed, blog and YouTube channel, revealing daily word facts to 75,000 engaged followers. His books include: Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities (E&T, 2015), The Accidental Dictionary (E&T, 2016), The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities (E&T, 2017), Around the World in 80 Words (E&T, 2018), as well as several other books on trivia and language. He appears regularly in the media and has contributed to the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries online. He is also a piano teacher and musici