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Book The Dictionary of Lost Words

Download or read book The Dictionary of Lost Words written by Pip Williams and published by Random House. This book was released on 2021-04-08 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'An enchanting story about love, loss and the power of language' Elizabeth Macneal, author of The Doll Factory Sometimes 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 Wilson Readers 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'

Book The Dictionary of Lost Words

Download or read book The Dictionary of Lost Words written by Pip Williams and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “Delightful . . . [a] captivating and slyly subversive fictional paean to the real women whose work on the Oxford English Dictionary went largely unheralded.”—The New York Times Book Review “A marvelous fiction about the power of language to elevate or repress.”—Geraldine Brooks, New York Times bestselling author of People of the Book Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, an Oxford garden shed in which her father and a team of dedicated lexicographers are collecting words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Young Esme’s place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word bondmaid flutters beneath the table. She rescues the slip and, learning that the word means “slave girl,” begins to collect other words that have been discarded or neglected by the dictionary men. As she grows up, Esme realizes that words and meanings relating to women’s and common folks’ experiences often go unrecorded. And so she begins in earnest to search out words for her own dictionary: the Dictionary of Lost Words. To do so she must leave the sheltered world of the university and venture out to meet the people whose words will fill those pages. Set during the height of the women’s suffrage movement and with the Great War looming, The Dictionary of Lost Words reveals a lost narrative, hidden between the lines of a history written by men. Inspired by actual events, author Pip Williams has delved into the archives of the Oxford English Dictionary to tell this highly original story. The Dictionary of Lost Words is a delightful, lyrical, and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words and the power of language to shape the world. WINNER OF THE AUSTRALIAN BOOK INDUSTRY AWARD

Book The Dictionary of Lost Words

Download or read book The Dictionary of Lost Words written by Pip Williams and published by . This book was released on 2020-03-31 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1901, the word 'Bondmaid' was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Esme is born into a world of words. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she 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. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day a slip of paper containing the word 'bondmaid' 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'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'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. It's a delightful, lyrical and deeply thought-provoking celebration of words, and the power of language to shape the world and our experience of it.

Book The Dictionary of Lost Words

Download or read book The Dictionary of Lost Words written by Pip Williams and published by . This book was released on 2020 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1901, the word bondmaid was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it. Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of lexicographers are gathering words for the very first Oxford English Dictionary. Esme's place is beneath the sorting table, unseen and unheard. One day, she sees a slip containing the word bondmaid flutter to the floor unclaimed. Esme begins to collect other words from the Scriptorium that are misplaced, discarded or have been neglected by the dictionary men. Over time, Esme realises that some words are considered more important than others - that words and meanings relating to women's experiences often go unrecorded. She begins to collect words for another dictionary: The Dictionary of Lost Words.

Book Summary of Pip Williams s The Dictionary of Lost Words

Download or read book Summary of Pip Williams s The Dictionary of Lost Words written by Milkyway Media and published by Milkyway Media. This book was released on 2023-08-09 with total page 21 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Buy now to get the main key ideas from Pip Williams's The Dictionary of Lost Words The Dictionary of Lost Words (2020) by Pip Williams is an award-winning historical novel set in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The protagonist, Esme, spends her childhood in the Scriptorium of the Oxford English Dictionary, where her father works. She’s fascinated by words, particularly those that are excluded from the dictionary. As she grows older, Esme collects these “lost words,” often associated with women’s experiences. Esme’s personal life and her passion for words intertwine with major historical events such as the women’s suffrage movement and World War I. She falls in love with Gareth, a compositor at the Oxford Press. Their shared love for words strengthens their bond, and Gareth even creates a book from Esme's collection of lost words. Their happiness is short-lived, but the words live on.

Book The Lost Words

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  • Author : Pete May
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Release : 2012-10-15
  • ISBN : 1849545235
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read book The Lost Words written by Pete May and published by Biteback Publishing. This book was released on 2012-10-15 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Philip Howard's legendary 'Lost Words' column has been appearing weekly in The Times for many years, wittily illuminating a raft of the most obscure, esoteric words the English language has to offer. At the same time, his 'Word Watching' puzzles have provided readers with the chance to pit their lexicographical skill against his tongue-in-cheek multiple-choice conundrums. This unique collection, bringing together the very best of all these, is a feast for word lovers. Here we can lament the disappearance of words like 'accismus' (an insincere and feigned refusal of something that is earnestly desired), and wonder why we ever thought we could do without 'zoilus' (a censorious, malignant or envious critic). And, once we have completed our journey through the dictionary entries time has forgotten, there's more fun to be had, as we ponder whether having a 'tirrit' means one is in possession of a trumpet, throwing a fit or the proud owner of a type of bird, and if the charge of being 'spissid' is a comment on one's girth, sobriety or resemblance to a javelin, either literal or metaphorical. Endlessly fascinating, Lost Words continues Philip Howard's amusing and informative tour of words that enrich the English language and would otherwise have been lost forever.

Book The Bookbinder of Jericho

Download or read book The Bookbinder of Jericho written by Pip Williams and published by Random House. This book was released on 2023-07-06 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As World War One brings women unexpected new freedoms, bookbinder Peggy has the chance at a new future. 'Vivid and moving ... I absolutely loved it!' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things 'Charming, original and beautifully researched' Rachel Hore, author of A Beautiful Spy 'When the men leave for the Western Front, Peggy and her friends must shoulder the burden at home. As she moves between her narrowboat full of memories and the demands of the bookbindery where she works, Peggy’s dreams of escaping for a new life feel ever more remote. But the war brings people together in unexpected ways. New friends and lovers offer new opportunities but also present difficult choices – and Peggy must write her own story. 'A fresh, exciting new voice in historical fiction' Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife 'A compelling homage to the transformational power of books' Daisy Wood, author of The Forgotten Bookshop in Paris

Book The Lost Words

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  • Publisher : Edition Peters
  • Release : 2022-05
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 68 pages

Download or read book The Lost Words written by and published by Edition Peters. This book was released on 2022-05 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Lost Words by composer James Burton takes its inspiration and text from the award-winning 'cultural phenomenon' and book of the same name by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris: a book that was, in turn, a creative response to the removal of everyday nature words like acorn, newt and otter from a new edition of a widely used children's dictionary. Both the book and Burton's 32-minute work, which is written in 12 short movements for upper-voice choir in up to 3 voice parts (with either orchestral or piano accompaniment), celebrates each lost word with a beautiful poem or 'spell', magically brought to life in Burton's music. At its heart, the work delivers a powerful message about the need to close the gap between childhood and the natural world. Burton's piece was co-commissioned by the Hallé Concerts Society for the Hallé Children's Choir and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The piano accompaniment version was premiered at the Tanglewood Festival in 2019 by the Boston Symphony Children's Choir, of which Burton is founder and director. The Hallé Children's Choir will premiere the orchestral version of the full work in Manchester, UK, post-pandemic. Vocal Score Co-commission by Boston Symphony and Hallé Concerts Society for their respective Children's Choirs. Two versions - with orchestral or with piano accompaniment. The vocal score is the same for both versions. James Burton is a composer but also a conductor. He is conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and choral director of the Boston Symphony. The book The Lost Words, exquisitely designed, has won multiple awards and is an international best-seller. The vocal score includes Jackie Morris's beautiful imagery in its cover design.

Book Lost Words of the English Language

Download or read book Lost Words of the English Language written by Robert W. Schachner and published by . This book was released on 1989-04-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Horologicon

Download or read book The Horologicon written by Mark Forsyth and published by Icon Books. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized. Pretending to work? That’s fudgelling, which may lead to rizzling if you feel sleepy after lunch, though by dinner time you will have become a sparkling deipnosophist. From Mark Forsyth, author of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this is a book of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.

Book Lost for Words

Download or read book Lost for Words written by Lynda Mugglestone and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Bookbinder

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  • Author : Pip Williams
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2024-08-06
  • ISBN : 0593600460
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Bookbinder written by Pip Williams and published by Random House. This book was released on 2024-08-06 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A young British woman working in a book bindery gets a chance to pursue knowledge and love when World War I upends her life in this new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of the Reese’s Book Club pick The Dictionary of Lost Words. “Williams spins an immersive and compelling tale, sweeping us back to the Oxford she painted so expertly in The Dictionary of Lost Words.”—Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife It is 1914, and as the war draws the young men of Britain away to fight, women must keep the nation running. Two of those women are Peggy and Maude, twin sisters who live on a narrow boat in Oxford and work in the bindery at the university press. Ambitious, intelligent Peggy has been told for most of her life that her job is to bind the books, not read them—but as she folds and gathers pages, her mind wanders to the opposite side of Walton Street, where the female students of Oxford’s Somerville College have a whole library at their fingertips. Maude, meanwhile, wants nothing more than what she has: to spend her days folding the pages of books in the company of the other bindery girls. She is extraordinary but vulnerable, and Peggy feels compelled to watch over her. Then refugees arrive from the war-torn cities of Belgium, sending ripples through the Oxford community and the sisters’ lives. Peggy begins to see the possibility of another future where she can educate herself and use her intellect, not just her hands. But as war and illness reshape her world, her love for a Belgian soldier—and the responsibility that comes with it—threaten to hold her back. The Bookbinder is a story about knowledge—who creates it, who can access it, and what truths get lost in the process. Much as she did in the international bestseller The Dictionary of Lost Words, Pip Williams thoughtfully explores another rarely seen slice of history through women’s eyes.

Book A Dictionary of American and English Law

Download or read book A Dictionary of American and English Law written by Stewart Rapalje and published by . This book was released on 1883 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Poplollies and Bellibones

Download or read book Poplollies and Bellibones written by Susan Kelz Sperling and published by Crown Publishing Group (NY). This book was released on 1977 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Defines old, obsolete, and unfamiliar words, describing their histories and derivations, and calls for the revival of particularly interesting names and expressions.

Book Tales From the Word Guy

Download or read book Tales From the Word Guy written by Jonathan Berkowitz and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2022-07-18 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tales from the Word Guy is a collection of essays adapted from the author’s segments on CBC Radio One’s North by Northwest. Jonathan Berkowitz takes the reader on a delightful journey through the history, idiosyncrasies, and sheer pleasures of the English language. He covers how English evolved and expanded over the centuries. And he reminds us of long-forgotten aspects of how to use the language properly. You will chuckle at how it is used improperly, often with amusing results. With enthusiasm, humour, and plenty of infectious fun, Berkowitz offers up a deep appreciation for the beauty of our language. If you love our language, you’ll love this look at it.

Book Different Types of Dictionaries

Download or read book Different Types of Dictionaries written by Mirja Schnoor and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2003-06-30 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2 (B), Bielefeld University (FB Anglistics), course: GK Linguistik 1b How to Make a Dictionary, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: There is a vast amount of different dictionaries available for users of the English language. All these dictionaries share the aspect that they provide information about English words and items, but they are also very different and need to be distinguished from each other. One may need a dictionary in one case and the same dictionary may be absolutely useless when one tries to solve another problem. “Monolingual learners’, general monolingual, and bilingual dictionaries present a problem: in spite of what may be advertised on the outside cover of these texts, no single dictionary can adequately serve all users. A variety of dictionaries is required to suit the backgrounds, needs, and expectations of individual language learners” (BATTENBURG 24). So different users and different questions require different dictionaries. One needs to know where to find the information asked for in a particular case, and one certainly needs more than one dictionary for different aspects of the English language. To avoid getting lost here, it is necessary to distinguish between the different types of dictionaries that exist. This report provides some suggestions for distinction, amongst other things established through empiric research. First, an outline of the different types of dictionaries is given, including general dictionaries (monolingual, bilingual), learner’s dictionaries, historical dictionaries and encyclopedias. Moreover, the typical structure of an entry in a dictionary is explained, because the dictionary entries examined later are mainly checked according to these parts of an entry; it is looked what parts they in- or exclude and how the parts are realized. After the theoretical part, the empiric research is documented. Five dictionaries (monolingual American and British, bilingual English-German, learner’s dictionary, historical dictionary) and one encyclopedia are compared in the way that three different items (general, encyclopedic, and regional) are looked up and the entries are compared in order to find differences and in this way get a guideline how and when to consult what dictionary.

Book Lost Words of the English Language

Download or read book Lost Words of the English Language written by Robert W. Schachner and published by Adams Media Corporation. This book was released on 1989 with total page 161 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: