*** 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.


Leave a comment

Filed under Non fiction

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s