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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: a Tale of Murder, Madness And the Love of Words
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Simon Winchester, who has reported from almost everywhere during an award-winning 20 year career as Guardian correspondent, now lives in New York. He is the Asia-Pacific Editor for Conde Nast Traveler & contributes to a number of American magazines,as well as the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC. His books include: Outposts; Korea; The Pacific; Pacific Nightmare; Prison Diary, Argentina; The River At the Centre of the World (Viking 1997)Synopsis:
One of the keenest volunteers in the making of the Oxford English Dictionary was a W C Minor. His refusal to go to Oxford to receive his congratulations led to the editor going to meet him in Berkshire, where he found that Minor was a millionaire American civil war surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broadmoor Asylum for murder.
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