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The dictionary of lost words : a novel / Pip Williams.

By: Williams, Pip, 1969-Publication details: New York : Ballantine Books, 2021. Edition: 1st U.S. edDescription: xiv, 376 p. : map ; 25 cmISBN: 9780593160190 (hc.)Subject(s): Oxford English dictionary -- Fiction | Women -- Suffrage -- Fiction | Lexicographers -- Fiction | Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- Fiction | England -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction | Oxford (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction.Summary: "The Dictionary of Lost Words is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical figures, are products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real. Before the lost word, there was another. It arrived at the Scriptorium in a second-hand envelope, the old address crossed out and Dr Murray, Sunnyside, Oxford, written in its place. It was Da's job to open the post and mine to sit on his lap, like a queen on her throne, and help him ease each word out of its folded cradle. He'd tell me what pile to put it on and sometimes he'd pause, cover my hand with his, and guide my finger up and down and around the letters, sounding them into my ear. He'd say the word, and I would echo it, then he'd tell me what it meant"--Publisher.
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"Originally published in Australia by Affirm Press in 2020"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references.

"The Dictionary of Lost Words is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters with the exception of some well-known historical figures, are products of the author's imagination and are not to be construed as real. Before the lost word, there was another. It arrived at the Scriptorium in a second-hand envelope, the old address crossed out and Dr Murray, Sunnyside, Oxford, written in its place. It was Da's job to open the post and mine to sit on his lap, like a queen on her throne, and help him ease each word out of its folded cradle. He'd tell me what pile to put it on and sometimes he'd pause, cover my hand with his, and guide my finger up and down and around the letters, sounding them into my ear. He'd say the word, and I would echo it, then he'd tell me what it meant"--Publisher.

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