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Reviews

  • An extraordinary, charming novel... Williams pins a whole, rich life to the page

    The Times
  • Poignant, perfectly paced... a beautifully nuanced work

    Eithne Farry, Mail on Sunday
  • Williams's satisfying novel animates a fascinating history and imbues it with a feminist slant, asking how words mean different things to men and women

    Patricia Nicol, Sunday Times
  • This lovely slice of historical fiction... A highly enjoyable resonant tale about the hidden and frequently gendered stories behind the words we take for granted

    Claire Allfree, Metro
  • A captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded

    Alida Becker, New York Times Book Review

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