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Of those not already fascinated by philology and lexicography, few could believe how intriguing this story is: a tale of determined and often difficult and eccentric people. Winchester's account of this massive linguistic achievement is a work of fine scholarship but written with a lovely light touch which sparkles in his own narration.
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Sometimes—well quite often actually—when the author also narrates, it's a bit disappointing. No so here. Simon Winchester's delivery of his own work is magisterial. Which matches the story of the Oxford English Dictionary perfectly.
A great audiobook, I've listened to it over and over.
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