Monday, March 16, 2009
The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester
The Surgeon of Crowthorne
1998, 1999, Viking, London
This is the story of the compilation of the Oxford English Dictionary. One of the most prolific contributors to the dictionary was Dr. WC Minor, a murderer and inmate of an insane asylum.
I really loved reading about this story. The author writes coherently and with great precision ... he also uses some nice big words! I thought the writing style and the research was brilliant - the story was certainly done justice.
Link to journal at bookcrossing