Ella Minnow Pea: A Progressively Lipogrammatic Epistolary Fable by Mark Dunn (MacAdam/Cage, 2001) Not as clever or amusing as it imagines itself to be, but still an effective satire on government, dogma and the corrupting influence of absolute power. With the loss of language (denoting civil liberties), even the most eloquent of societies quickly degenerates.
Fry’s English Delight, Series 3 by Stephen Fry (BBC Radio 4, 2010) The English language has few champions like Stephen Fry – not merely one who uses with relish, but one who advocates. Fry’s English Delight Series 3 puts Qwerty on trial, explores gender differences, fails to naysay the negative, and ponders evolutions to come.
Fry’s Planet Word by Stephen Fry (BBC, 2011) Across five one-hour episodes and with the prowling inquisitiveness of a deep-seated, rapacious word-lust unleashed, Stephen Fry — elegant, eloquent, ebullient — serves gallantly to inspire us with the origins and spread, the significance, the myriad uses, and above all the beauty, of language.