Before the lost word, there was another.The Dictionary of Lost Words, Pip Williams, Affirm Press 2020
Why, why would you write this in first person?
After having finished this book, I know why. To make sure that we not only get a limited view of an interesting time, but also to make sure all the added drama really strikes home. I’d say.
I thought this story about how women were allowed to add less to the creation of the Oxford Dictionary than men would have been interesting on the subject of language, gender, and history. Instead I got a soap opera lead by a Mary Sue.