Okay, I’ll blurt this out straight away – this is the best book I’ve read this year.
You know how a story can transport you to another place or time? This does that so easily. And it’s all about WORDS! (My favourite things. 😀)
As the blurb says, in part, “…The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men.” Based on the history of the development of the first Oxford English Dictionary, we see the value of women’s stories even though the society lauded men.
This is one of those stories I simultaneously wanted to devour quickly and also read as slowly as I could to make it last.