a valuable contribution to study of the OED itself....The Ring of Words successfully reunites the academic and creative aspects of Tolkien. (John Garth, TLS)
Engaging book. Christopher Hirst, The Independent An intriguing exploration of Tolkien's career...which will delight the heart of 'Lord of the Rings' fans and word lovers. Bookgasm.com
About the Author
Peter Gilliver is an Associate Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and is also working on a history of the OED. Jeremy Marshall is an Associate Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and co-author of Questions of English. Edmund Weiner is Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary. He has written several books on English grammar and usage and teaches an annual course in the history of English.