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The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams - Signed Edition

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Hand Signed by Pip Williams to a Book Specific Bookplate
Hardback Edition

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams - Signed Edition

Hand Signed by Pip Williams to a Book Specific Bookplate
Hardback Edition
New & Unread - Published 2021

In 1901, the word 'bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it.

Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of lexicographers are gathering words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary.

Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day, she sees a slip containing the word 'bondmaid' flutter to the floor unclaimed.

Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women's experiences often go unrecorded. She begins to collect words for another dictionary: The Dictionary of Lost Words.

About the Author: Writer and researcher Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney and lives in the Adelaide Hills with her partner and two sons. Her debut fiction, The Dictionary of Lost Words, was the bestselling new novel of 2020 in Australia. Pip began writing the story when she delved into the history of the Oxford English Dictionary and discovered that the definition of the word 'bondmaid' had failed to make its way into the first edition.

Format: Hardback Edition
ISBN: 9781784743864

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