I've just finished reading The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester. It was a quick and (once I was in) engaging read, but it really just served to pique my curiosity about the OED. Is there a more comprehensive book about the subject that anyone could recommend?
Also, I'm wondering whether anyone has read anything else by Simon Winchester. He's got a new book out on Krakatoa that looks fascinating. Any recommendations there?
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