The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Dictionary of Lost Words

by Pip Williams (Affirm, 2020)

Book cover: “The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams (Affirm, 2020)

An historical novel woven around and through the decades-long compiling of the Oxford English Dictionary. Though Williams writes powerfully on the silencing of women, Esme’s story—a conduit for social commentary—is perhaps too beholden to facts to truly dazzle as fiction.

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