*** Alphabetical by Michael Rosen


Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story talks about the origins of the 26 letters of the Roman alphabet, but much, much more, as the author covers topics as varied as lost letters (thorn, anyone) and letters we don’t really need (think “y”); spelling and dictionaries, of course, but also cyphers and postal codes (Britain’s codes are letter-based), even the now-extinct pleasures of Letraset, which will bring happy memories to people old enough to remember it!

Very enjoyable for word lovers.

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