Probably the most colourful and distinctive feature of any language is its idioms. This is certainly the case with English. Stories Behind Idioms, a series of two books, presents 50 idioms in each book. Each idiom has a story behind it. These stories will make the learning of idioms easier and more interesting, as well as give an insight into some aspects of Western culture. It is hoped that by the time you have finished reading the books in this highly illustrative and light-hearted series, you will have learnt a lot, will feel more confident about using idioms in your spoken and written English and will have been frequently surprised and amused.