I’m going to post photos so we get an idea about James Murray and the development of the dictionary.
Oxford Dictionaries Blog: A letter from Dr Murray
Here is an interview with the author, Simon Winchester.
Just a note: you will have to skip to about 23 seconds into the video because it’s C-SPAN and they leave in dead air in their archived videos. Also, if you’re not up to watching the full 58 minutes they have it transcribed under the video to read.
The book for May is The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester. The discussion will be May 22nd (due to the holiday) in the usual time and place.
If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk on the library’s 1st floor.