Book Review | The Dictionary of Lost Words

In The Dictionary of Lost Things by Pip Williams, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a small building where lexicographers—including her father—spend their days researching and defining words for the upcoming publication of the Oxford English Dictionary’s first edition. As Esme watches, she learns all about the power of words, but cannot help noticing …

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Book Review | The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels (ARC)

I received a digital advance reader’s copy (ARC) of The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton. Since this version is just a proof and not the final version, I won’t quote directly and will keep my comments general. I didn’t expect to ever use “swashbuckling” and “Jane Austen–esque” in the same sentence, but …

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