Page /


  • 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

We use cookies on this site to enable certain parts of the site to function and to collect information about your use of the site so that we can improve our visitors’ experience.

For more on our cookies and changing your settings click here

Strictly Necessary


Preferences & Features

Targeting / Advertising