This is the bizarre tale of the making of perhaps the greatest book in the English language, which took 60 years to create, the Oxford English Dictionary. From murderers in Broadmoor to ... See full summary »

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This is the bizarre tale of the making of perhaps the greatest book in the English language, which took 60 years to create, the Oxford English Dictionary. From murderers in Broadmoor to little old ladies in Bognor, the book was compiled by a bunch of remarkable characters, eccentrics, scholars and recluses who worked together to create this massive repository of the meaning of our language which continues to evolve right up to the present day. Imagine tells this story of Victorian achievement through reconstructions and interviews. Written by BBC Press Office

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