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The surgeon of Crowthorne

a tale of murder, madness and the Oxford English dictionary

by Simon Winchester

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Published by Penguin in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementSimon Winchester
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE1617.O94 W56 1999, PE1617.O94 W57 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination207 p. ;
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24418624M
ISBN 100140271287
ISBN 109780140271287
LC Control Number2007407223
OCLC/WorldCa42083202


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THE SURGEON of CROWTHORNE It's the story of the relationship between the Scottish man that headed the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary & the man that contributed the most as a volunteer layman to it's creation. The head of the project started life as a commoner & the layman was from a dynastic American family/5().

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