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  • A brilliant book about women and words - tender, moving and profound

    Jacqueline Wilson
  • 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
  • I absolutely loved this book! Thought-provoking, touching and subtly romantic; I finished it in tears

    Katie Fforde
  • 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

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