The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel by Pip Williams

The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel

Pip Williams

416 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction historical emotional reflective slow-paced

Description

Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, an Oxford garden shed in which her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford ...

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Moods

emotional 76%
reflective 64%
informative 59%
inspiring 46%
sad 39%
hopeful 28%
challenging 11%
adventurous 8%
lighthearted 4%
relaxing 4%
dark 3%
funny 3%
tense 2%
mysterious 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 44%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 34% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 58% | Yes: 23% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 48% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

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