The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams by Jean BrashearSuch a remarkable work—and such a labor of love to research and recreate the world of the Oxford English Dictionary! Esme is a character I will carry with me for a very long time, and I am so glad I had a chance to encounter and immerse myself in this world. Unique and a treat for the mind.

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  1. This does sound fascinating….thank you for introducing me to it!

    • I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did, Kathleen! Another one I read recently and really enjoyed was The Gown, fiction but heavily researched, about two embroiderers who worked on then-Princess Elizabeth’s wedding gown. A fascinating dive into 1947 England.

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