Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Dictionary of Difficult Words

The Dictionary of Difficult Words is an illustrated dictionary of useful, fun, obsolete/obsolescent, weird, wonderful, and difficult words. Due out 2nd May 2019 on Quarto's Frances Lincoln imprint, it's 112 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats. Author Jane Soloman is a professional lexicographer and iconographer. Artist Louise Lockheart's quirky illustrations give an enthusiastic feeling to the listings (see cover art). 

This would have appealed to me immensely as a kid. I have always loved language and the incredible richness of English especially.  This would make a superlative library book or gift for the sesquipedalian person in your life, adults and youngsters alike.

Five stars. Really fun and worthwhile. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes

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