The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

The Dictionary of Lost Words

Pip Williams

fiction historical emotional reflective slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2020

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In 1901, the word ‘Bondmaid’ was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it.Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the ‘Scriptori...
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Moods

emotional 77%
reflective 65%
informative 60%
inspiring 45%
sad 39%
hopeful 29%
challenging 12%
adventurous 9%
relaxing 6%
lighthearted 5%
dark 3%
funny 3%
tense 2%
mysterious 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 44%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 60% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 7% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 48% | Yes: 29% | It's complicated: 19% | N/A: 1%

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