Wednesday, April 28, 2021

CCR Book Club - May 27, 2021

In May the CCR Book Club will be discussing "The Dictionary of Lost Words" by Pip Williams (Australian). This book is an amalgam of truth and historical fiction. Esme, a young girl, is witness to the writing of the first Oxford English Dictionary. She notices that many words are discarded and clandestinely starts a collection of those lost words. As  The Guardian states, “when the word falls off a table in the Scriptorium….(Esme) pockets it. Then she starts collecting more words that the editors exclude or lose. Eventually, she includes these and others heard on the streets (knackered, latchkeyed, … and dollymop) in her own manuscript, Women’s Words and their Meanings.” 

When: Thursday May 27, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: by Zoom