The dictionary of lost words : a novel
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xiv, 376 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
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English

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"Originally published in Australia by Affirm Press in 2020." -- Verso.
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Motherless, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. One day a slip of paper containing the word bondmaid flutters beneath the table. She rescues the slip, and is told that the word means "slave girl." Learning that words relating to women's and common folks' experiences often go unrecorded, Esme begins to collect other words discarded by the dictionary men. As she grows up, Esme begins in earnest to search out words for her own dictionary: the Dictionary of Lost Words. -- adapted from jacket

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Williams, P. (2021). The dictionary of lost words: a novel (First edition.). Ballantine Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Williams, Pip, 1969-. 2021. The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel. Ballantine Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Williams, Pip, 1969-. The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel Ballantine Group, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Williams, Pip. The Dictionary of Lost Words: A Novel First edition., Ballantine Group, 2021.

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