The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

The Dictionary of Lost Words  by Pip Williams

A beautifully crafted and gentle tale of love, loss and liberation of women from bondmaid in the 1880s to Emeritus Professor in the 1980s, via the vehicles of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, the suffrage movement and the First World War. A personal tale of all these and a celebration of the actual people who laboured for nearly fifty years to produce the OED. If you’ve read The Surgeon of Crowthorne or seen The Professor and the Madman, then this book is the perfect follow-up.