The following books are all a good mixture of being informative and entertaining to read. They start from the more general and get into more specific topics as the list goes down.
OCR A Level English Language: Student Book
This has been designed and put together to support you with the course. Whilst you can’t rely on it alone to succeed, it serves a strong introduction to the key topics and will be a very useful text to support your revision of topics.
A powerful story about the power of communication and how language reflects our culture and unique ways of thinking.
Word of Mouth is a BBC Radio 4 programme which explores a range of language topics in 30 minute episodes. The episodes below are the most topically relevant to what is covered at A-Level.
Emoji: the future of English: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08ffvp6