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Simon Winchester - The Surgeon Of Crowthorne (Audiobook)

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The Surgeon Of Crowthorne   (Two CD Set)

By   Simon Winchester

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An historical account in novel form the key protagonist in this book is a real life madman and a murdering madman at that. Although obviously in possession of a brllliant mind some of his actions are inexplicable, shocking even. So why did I come to sympathise with him so much? The author himself is entirely non-commital in terms of his judgement of this man's weaknesses but there is something about his almost arms length writing style and his gentle unravelling of the story that gives the reader no choice but to form an opinion. Parallel to the madman's story runs the incredible true story of the beginning of the Oxford English Dictionary. And what a story it is. The sheer immensity of the task of defining every word in the English language is articulated brilliantly as volunteers labour painstakingly to provide examples of the use of every single word in alphabetical order. Entertaining, enlightening and strangely emotive I highly recommend this book.


Simon Winchester studied geology at Oxford and has written for Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, and National Geographic. Simon Winchester's many books include The Professor and the Madman ; The Map that Changed the World ; Krakatoa; and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each of these have both been New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM The Queen in 2006. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland.

Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks (2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141801832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141801834
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1 x 4.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces

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