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The Meaning Of Everything by Simon Winchester
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Feb 10, 11

bookshelves: academic, favourites, non-fiction, tolkien, books-about-books
Read from January 26 to February 10, 2011

This is a superb piece of academic writing, offering the reader both an in-depth scholarly work and witty, engaging prose. I look forward to reading more by Mr. Winchester, who shows that history is full of interesting characters and seemingly insurmountable challenges. He really makes one appreciate just how difficult a task compiling the OED must have been and what a marvellous achievement it is.
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