157 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...
TomReview 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...
PhyllisReview 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 馃槀 Even though the accounts of th...
ShortieReview 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 aussieReview provided by booktopia.com.au
May 14, 2020
Book review! 猸愶笍 The Dictionary of Lost Words By Pip Williams (2020) This books is brand new! And is a debut from an Australian author Pip...
NikitaReview 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 wordsReview 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 DownunderReview 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 readerReview 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 lexyReview 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 ...
ShazzamReview provided by booktopia.com.au
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