This month sees the 200th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Macmillan, one of two Scottish brothers who in 1843 founded the publishing company that bears their name. Alexander and his brother Daniel believed passionately in the power of books to communicate ideas and change lives. They published works by authors whose books have since become known and loved around the world, including Lewis Carroll, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling.
Over its 175 year history Macmillan is proud to have published hundreds of books by women writers. To celebrate this, we’ve devised a quiz based on less familiar words used by some of Macmillan’s female authors in their works. Why not have a go and see how many of them you know?
When you’ve done that, you might also like to try our portmanteau words quiz inspired by another celebrated Macmillan author, Lewis Carroll.