166 reviews
Surprising journey
May 13, 2022
I have to admit that I'm not a fan of books referring to Victorian era, I didn't watch Bridgerton style shows and after reading "A superi...
Tom · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
An amazing "must-read" novel!
August 11, 2021
Thanks to Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine Books & NetGalley for a digital advance reader copy. All comments and opinions are m...
Phyllis · Review provided by booksamillion.com
Changed the way I saw the English language
May 19, 2022
First off, the cover is absolutely stunning! I bought this book based on the cover alone, not gonna lie 😂 Even though the accounts of th...
Shortie · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
May 14, 2020
Book review! ⭐️ The Dictionary of Lost Words By Pip Williams (2020) This books is brand new! And is a debut from an Australian author Pip...
Nikita · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
a brilliant debut novel
April 30, 2020
"Some words stretched so far back in time that our modern understanding of them was nothing more than an echo of the original, a distorti...
Cloggie Downunder · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
What a beautiful story
September 29, 2020
A beautifully rendered portrait of the place of women in Victorian England, the Oxford Dictionary and the remarkable dedication of the te...
Communikate the reader · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
Best book of the year! Wonderful
December 18, 2020
I read a review of this book and thought no one will read this except me. Particularly since it's about the making of the first Oxford di...
rural crime aussie · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
A book to lose yourself in
December 07, 2021
A very thought provoking book. Enough factual evidence wrapped in a fictional story that kept me wanting to read to the end of the next p...
Women's words · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
Wonderful concept, flawed premise, terrible research
May 26, 2020
The author researched the history of the Oxford English Dictionary well, however she did not research other earlier or contemporary dicti...
J the lexy · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
This is highly recommended
May 21, 2021
This is a wonderful story following the life of a woman from childhood to adulthood at the turn of the 19th to 20th century England. Set ...
Shazzam · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
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