This enchanting Oxfordshire cottage - originally a worker's cottage - is perhaps not the most obvious Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler project. For a start it is tiny, and secondly its decoration has evolved piecemeal, retaining the personality of its owner, Alexandra Tolstoy.
//nO-va-'tUr-E-ent// Although this word has not yet been listed in Merriam-Webster and Oxford English Dictionary but it has been used by many writers to describe someone/ something that desires change or alterations. This word has its Latin roots from the words nova which means new and turire which means the desire to/for. Literally meaning the desire for something new. @ravivora
pronunciation | crip-tO-skO-pO-fil-E-a submitted by | theinvisiblequestion submit words | here note | The word as it appears in the Oxford English Dictionary is spelled cryptoscopophilia, but appears as crytoscopophilia in several other reputable sources.