Daily Diversion #458: The Little Webster

Another birthday gift fromThe Chef: my very own copy of the Little Webster (Liliput Dictionary). This version doesn’t contain a copyright date, but the inscription on the back is from 1929.

For perspective: the framed painting is 4″ x 5″, the Nancy Drew book is 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, and the dictionary comes in at 1 1/2″ x 2″.

If you know me at all well, you’ll understand how thoughtful this gift is…truly one of the best things anyone has ever given me.

A Year in Books/Day 221: Bill Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors

  • Title: Bill Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors
  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Year Published: 1991/This Edition: 2009 (Anchor Books)
  • Year Purchased: 2012
  • Source: The Book Loft, Columbus, Ohio
  • About: Any book written by Bill Bryson is worth the cover price. In fact, I’d pay double the cover price for most of his books, including this one. The only fault I can find is with myself, and why I didn’t buy Bryson’s Dictionary for Writers and Editors sooner. Continue reading