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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary

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The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest volunteers was a W C Minor who astonished everyone by refusing to come to Oxford to receive his congratulations. In the end, James Murray, the OED's editor, went to Crowthorne in Berkshire to meet him.

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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
2000, Penguin Audiobooks, London

ISBN-13: 9780141801834

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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
1998, Penguin Group(CA), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140271287

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