A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order

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Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.60
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
Pages
352
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781541675070

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About the Author

Judith Flanders is a social historian. Her works include the bestselling The Invention of Murder, Inside the Victorian Home, and The Victorian City. She is senior research fellow at the University of Buckingham, as well as a frequent contributor to the Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal.

Reviews

"Quirky and compelling... [Flanders] is a meticulous historian with a taste for the offbeat; the story of alphabetical order suits her well."--Dan Jones, The SundayTimes (UK)
"One of the many fascinations of Judith Flanders's book is that it reveals what a weird, unlikely creation the alphabet is...an intriguing history not just of alphabetical order but of the human need for both pattern and intellectual efficiency."--The Guardian