151 reviews
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
It did a good job of helping me fall asleep at night
August 08, 2020
This is a book about the development and creation of the Oxford Dictionary. But I'm loathe to say, it's exactly as boring as it sounds. I...
Miss_H · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
June 21, 2021
Such a great premise but such a disappointing read. The author takes on too many big issues and they ultimately overwhelm her, doing just...
JW · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
I would not buy this book again
January 27, 2022
disappointed bored with it by the time i was half way through did not finish it it may have some merit i could not find them in between t...
me · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
A dictionary when it’s not a dictionary
May 29, 2021
This book is not a dictionary but a fiction book or story for the dummies. Very disappointed as this would have been a great dictionary i...
Fluffy 2 · Review provided by target.com.au
February 26, 2021
No doubt this book suits some people but just couldn't get into it. Wasted my money on it.
Jeannie · Review provided by booktopia.com.au
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