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The Dictionary of Lost Words

Williams, Pip, 1969- Book - 2020 Fiction / Williams, Pip, Adult Book / Fiction / Historical / Williams, Pip None on shelf 37 requests on 7 copies Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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"Originally published in Australia by Affirm Press in 2020." -- title page verso.
Prologue: February 1886 -- Part 1: 1887-1896. Batten-distrustful -- Part 2: 1897-1901. Distrustfully-kyx -- Part 3: 1902-1907. Lap-nywe -- Part 4: 1907-1913. Polygenous-sorrow -- Part 5: 1914-1915. Speech-sullen -- Part 6: 1928. Wise-wyzen -- Epilogue: Adelaide, 1989.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]
Year Published: 2020
Description: 376 pages : map ; 25 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780593160190

SUBJECTS
New English dictionary on historical principles -- Fiction.
Oxford English dictionary -- Fiction.
Lexicographers -- Fiction.
Words -- Fiction.
Reading -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Biographical fiction.