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The dictionary of lost words : a novel, Pip Williams

Label
The dictionary of lost words : a novel
Title
The dictionary of lost words
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Pip Williams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the <U+2018>Scriptorium<U+2019>, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme<U+2019>s place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word <U+2018>bondmaid<U+2019> flutters to the floor. Esme rescues the slip and stashes it in an old wooden case that belongs to her friend, Lizzie, a young servant in the big house. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. They help her make sense of the world. Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others, and that words and meanings relating to women<U+2019>s experiences often go unrecorded. While she dedicates her life to the Oxford English Dictionary, secretly, she begins to collect words for another dictionary: The Dictionary of Lost Words. Set when the women<U+2019>s suffrage movement was at its height and the Great War loomed, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Pip
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6123.I55269
LC item number
D53 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lexicographers
  • Women
  • Encyclopedias and dictionaries
  • Great Britain
  • Oxford (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The dictionary of lost words : a novel, Pip Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780593160190
Lccn
2020019157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • on1242943637
  • (OCoLC)1242943637
Label
The dictionary of lost words : a novel, Pip Williams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 376 pages
Isbn
9780593160190
Lccn
2020019157
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • on1242943637
  • (OCoLC)1242943637

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