Pip Williams was born in London, grew up in Sydney and now calls the Adelaide Hills home. She is the author of the international number one bestseller, The Dictionary of Lost Words, described by The Times as 'an extraordinary, charming novel'. It was also a New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick and has been translated into over thirty languages to worldwide acclaim. Pip's second novel, The Bookbinder of Jericho, sprang from her discovery of archival footage of women who worked in the bindery of Oxford University Press during the early twentieth century. When she tried to find out more about them, there was almost nothing. Despite their important role in the production of books, barely a word has been written about them until now.
A brilliant book about women and words - tender, moving and
profound -- Jacqueline Wilson
An extraordinary, charming novel... Williams pins a whole, rich life to the page * The Times *
Poignant, perfectly paced... a beautifully nuanced work -- Eithne Farry * Mail on Sunday *
I absolutely loved this book! Thought-provoking, touching and subtly romantic; I finished it in tears -- Katie Fforde
Williams's satisfying novel animates a fascinating history and imbues it with a feminist slant, asking how words mean different things to men and women -- Patricia Nicol * Sunday Times *