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Women's Work and Women's Words in the Novels of Pip Williams

August 29, 2023 Episode 38
Women's Work and Women's Words in the Novels of Pip Williams
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Women's Work and Women's Words in the Novels of Pip Williams
Aug 29, 2023 Episode 38

In this episode, I'm chatting with Pip Williams, author of two novels featured in the Literature category on Art In Fiction: The Dictionary of Lost Words andThe Bookbinder

Highlights include:

  • The Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford University Press as inspiration for both novels.
  • Finding treasure in the archives of Oxford University Press.
  • Inspiration for The Bookbinder and an examination of women's work before and during World War I.
  • The role class plays in both novels.
  • Women and the vote in 1918 - working-class women were not included.
  • Finding information about the lives of working women in archives written primarily by men.
  • The characters of the identical twins Peggy and Maude in The Bookbinder.
  • Reading from The Bookbinder featuring Calliope, Peggy and Maude's canal boat home in Oxford.
  • Reasons for the breakout success of The Dictionary of Lost Words.
  • Description of research methods.
  • Two excellent pieces of advice for new authors.
  • What Pip is currently reading 

Press Play now & be sure to check out The Dictionary of Lost Words and The Bookbinder on Art In Fiction.

Pip Williams's Website

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Music Credit

Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg Simpson

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Show Notes

In this episode, I'm chatting with Pip Williams, author of two novels featured in the Literature category on Art In Fiction: The Dictionary of Lost Words andThe Bookbinder

Highlights include:

  • The Oxford English Dictionary and Oxford University Press as inspiration for both novels.
  • Finding treasure in the archives of Oxford University Press.
  • Inspiration for The Bookbinder and an examination of women's work before and during World War I.
  • The role class plays in both novels.
  • Women and the vote in 1918 - working-class women were not included.
  • Finding information about the lives of working women in archives written primarily by men.
  • The characters of the identical twins Peggy and Maude in The Bookbinder.
  • Reading from The Bookbinder featuring Calliope, Peggy and Maude's canal boat home in Oxford.
  • Reasons for the breakout success of The Dictionary of Lost Words.
  • Description of research methods.
  • Two excellent pieces of advice for new authors.
  • What Pip is currently reading 

Press Play now & be sure to check out The Dictionary of Lost Words and The Bookbinder on Art In Fiction.

Pip Williams's Website

Receive 20% Off ProWritingAid

Music Credit

Paganology, performed by The Paul Plimley Trio; composed by Gregg Simpson

Would you like to support Art In Fiction? Please consider buying us a coffee on Ko-Fi. Thank you!

Subscribe to Art In Fiction to find out about upcoming podcast episodes, blog posts, featured authors, and more.

This website contains affiliate links. If you use these links to make a purchase, I may earn a commission. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Are you enjoying The Art In Fiction Podcast? Consider helping us keep the lights on so we can continue bringing you interviews with your favorite arts-inspired novelists. Just $3 buys us a coffee (and we really like coffee) at Ko-Fi. Just click this link: https://ko-fi.com/artinfiction

Also, check out the Art In Fiction website at https://www.artinfiction.com where you'll find over 1800 novels inspired by the arts in 10 categories: Architecture, Dance, Decorative Arts, Film, Literature, Music, Textile Arts, Theater, Visual Arts, and Other.

Want to learn more about Carol Cram, the host of The Art In Fiction Podcast? She's the author of several award-winning novels, including The Towers of Tuscany and Love Among the Recipes. Find out...