Having been a primary teacher for 40 years I found this book totally absorbing. Wish I'd known the history of words when I started teaching. It's never too late and I've recommended the book to my former colleagues. It's a pity that so many teachers or Principals don't see the relevance of cursive writing. I loved teaching the old cursive script, as opposed to the terrible 'modern' cursive. Their writing improved considerably. Every primary and secondary teacher should read this.