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History Book Group Meeting

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams cover art

This month the History Book Group is reading The Dictionary of Lost Words, by Pip Williams.

 

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…. (Amazon.com description)

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Date:
October 25
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Organizer

Gloria Greis, Executive Director
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Venue

Needham History Center
1147 Central Ave
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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