The Dictionary of Lost Words

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Author : Pip Williams

9781529113228 | PB | pp. 432 | 2022 | Penguin

An enchanting story about love, loss and the power of language

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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?

Additional information

Author:

Pip Williams

ISBN:

9781529113228

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

432

Year of Publication:

2022

Publisher:

Penguin

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Authors

Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney and now calls the Adelaide Hills home. She is the author of the much-loved memoir One Italian Summer and the national number one bestseller, The Dictionary of Lost Words, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize 2021. Pip has also published travel articles, book reviews, flash fiction and poetry.

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