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In 1901, the word bondmaid was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary. This is the story of the girl who stole it.Motherless and irrepressibly curious, Esme spends her childhood in the Scriptorium, a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a team of lexicographers are gathering wor

Author Pip Williams

Pages 384

Publisher Affirm Press

Published Date 2020-03-31

ISBN 1922400025 9781922400024


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