Matthew Engel

That's The Way It Crumbles

Matthew Engel’s latest book That’s the Way It Crumbles is out in paperback on March 1 2018. It was originally published last June to warm reviews from leading London newspapers and magazines.

Crumbles is the culmination of seven years’ research into the fascinating 400-year history of American words travelling to Britain. To the point where many British teenagers (Hi guys!) are basically speaking American (Don’t even go there!)

And politicians, broadcasters, journalists – even judges – are just as guilty, making British English as vulnerable as the vanishing tribal languages of the Amazon.

Does this matter? I think so.





The Lost Continent

Matthew Engel's new project, The Lost Continent, is a series of profiles of Britain's soon to be ex-partners in the European Union, being published in the New Statesman. The …


A Sunday Times “Must Read”

Reviews of That's the Way it Crumbles: "If you’re the kind of person who shouts at the radio, this book is for you... a funny and fascinating read" - Rose Wild, The Times "An …


Buying Crumbles

Available to order via Waterstones or Amazon. …