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The Dictionary of Lost Words

Pip Williams

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      'An enchanting story about love, loss and the power of language' Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll FactorySometimes you have to start with what's lost to truly find yourself...Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood at her father's feet as he and his team gather words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary.One day, she sees a slip of paper containing a forgotten word flutter to the floor unclaimed.And so Esme begins to collect words for another dictionary in secret: The Dictionary of Lost Words. But to do so she must journey into a world on the cusp of change as the Great War looms and women fight for the vote. Can the power of lost words from the past finally help her make sense of her future?'A brilliant book about women and words - tender, moving and profound' Jacqueline WilsonReaders LOVE The Dictionary of Lost Words:'If you only read one book this year, let it be this one!''If you're a fan of The Binding and The Betrayals you will surely love this''A glorious combination of words, growing up, friendship, love, feminism and so much more''The best love letter to words and language''This book broke my heart ... I highly recommend it to any historical fiction fans ... it's one I will be reading again'
      CONTRIBUTORS: Pip Williams EAN: 9781529113228 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 342 g HEIGHT: 198 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Vintage Publishing DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Historical / General, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Women, FICTION / Feminist WIDTH: 129 cm SPINE:

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      Oxford, Later 19th century c 1850 to c 1899, Early 20th century c 1900 to c 1950, Lexicography, Modern and contemporary fiction: general and literary, Historical fiction, Narrative theme: Social issues

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      Wendy Taylor
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      Very different topic for me but finding it fascinating especially with the historical background.

      Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney and now calls the Adelaide Hills home. She is the author of the international number one bestseller, The Dictionary of Lost Words, described by The Times as 'an extraordinary, charming novel'. It was also a New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick and has been translated into over thirty languages to worldwide acclaim. Pip's second novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, sprang from her discovery of archival footage of women who worked in the bindery of Oxford University Press during the early twentieth century. When she tried to find out more about them, there was almost nothing. Despite their important role in the production of books, barely a word has been written about them until now.

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      'An enchanting story about love, loss and the power of language' Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll FactorySometimes you have to start with what's lost to truly find yourself...Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood at her father's feet as he and his team gather words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary.One day, she sees a slip of paper containing a forgotten word flutter to the floor unclaimed.And so Esme begins to collect words for another dictionary in secret: The Dictionary of Lost Words. But to do so she must journey into a world on the cusp of change as the Great War looms and women fight for the vote. Can the power of lost words from the past finally help her make sense of her future?'A brilliant book about women and words - tender, moving and profound' Jacqueline WilsonReaders LOVE The Dictionary of Lost Words:'If you only read one book this year, let it be this one!''If you're a fan of The Binding and The Betrayals you will surely love this''A glorious combination of words, growing up, friendship, love, feminism and so much more''The best love letter to words and language''This book broke my heart ... I highly recommend it to any historical fiction fans ... it's one I will be reading again'
      CONTRIBUTORS: Pip Williams EAN: 9781529113228 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 342 g HEIGHT: 198 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Vintage Publishing DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: FICTION / Historical / General, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Women, FICTION / Feminist WIDTH: 129 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Oxford, Later 19th century c 1850 to c 1899, Early 20th century c 1900 to c 1950, Lexicography, Modern and contemporary fiction: general and literary, Historical fiction, Narrative theme: Social issues

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      Wendy Taylor
      Dictionary of lost words

      Very different topic for me but finding it fascinating especially with the historical background.

      Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney and now calls the Adelaide Hills home. She is the author of the international number one bestseller, The Dictionary of Lost Words, described by The Times as 'an extraordinary, charming novel'. It was also a New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick and has been translated into over thirty languages to worldwide acclaim. Pip's second novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, sprang from her discovery of archival footage of women who worked in the bindery of Oxford University Press during the early twentieth century. When she tried to find out more about them, there was almost nothing. Despite their important role in the production of books, barely a word has been written about them until now.

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      Dictionary of lost words

      Very different topic for me but finding it fascinating especially with the historical background.

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