Book cover for A Place For Everything

A Place For Everything



15 October 2020
631 minutes
Imprint: Picador


Marvellous . . . I read it with astonished delight . . . It is equally scholarly and entertaining.
Quirky and compelling . . . She is a meticulous historian with a taste for the offbeat; the story of the alphabet suits her well . . . Fascinating.
A library and academic essential.
One of the many fascinations of Judith Flanders’s book is that it reveals what a weird, unlikely creation the alphabet is.