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Guardian & Observer reviews
A fascinating history of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary. Winchester is the acclaimed author of "The Surgeon of Crowthorne" and his highly readable style, accompained by portraits of the characters involved in the creation of the Dictionary, make this an entertaining as well as informative book. 24 b/w illus.
The Meaning of Everything is the story behind the making of the first Oxford English Dictionary. In this account of the OED's creation, Winchester introduces a host of characters, from the murderer who contributed from his prison cell to the self-taught draper's son who guided the project towards fruition.
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