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Lost Words – Let’s bring ’em back!

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My debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront is out now on Amazon and Kobo . 

As a lot of this blog is about writing, I wanted to write a regular article on my favourite forgotten words. You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit at the back of our minds, gathering dust, having been discovered years ago in literary classics like Dickens, or Austen. They are the spices of the literary world, but I refuse to let them sit in a cupboard and be ignored until they go out of date! Let’s bring them back!

 

This month’s word is: BOSCAGE

 

Boscage

A mass of trees or shrubs.

 

This was another word I’d never heard of. Ever! I’ve never heard my parents say it, or anyone else for that matter, I’ve never read it anywhere either. So, a boscage is a mass of trees or shrubs. For example, ‘As I walked up the long, winding driveway, the house was obscured by a boscage.’

Isn’t it a fab word though? It makes me wonder why I didn’t know of it before. I read a lot of golden age crime and you’d think it’d be in there. It seems like a word Agatha Christie would use. But never mind, we know it now! So my challenge to you is to get it into a sentence today. Or better yet, for all you scribblers out there, use it as a prompt for a short story!

Let me know how you get on!

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Katie Ginger, Writer Live. Read. Write.

Katie Ginger

The first thing you need to know about me is, I like gin. Lots and lots of gin.
I live in the South East of England in a lovely little town by the sea and spend my time working, running around after my kids, walking our King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit, and writing!

I love history and have a Master’s degree, but have also been lucky enough to work in various castles and museums over the years. I’ve yet to get one of them into a story though – I really must try harder!

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