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 Mr Brinns gifting 'The Lost Words' book  Bluebell in 'The Lost Words' book

The Lost Words

Mr Binns, volunteer with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust kindly brought us a copy of ‘The Lost Words’ a beautifully illustrated book created by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris in October 2017 to celebrate once-common “nature” words – from acorn and wren, to starling and dandelion – that were dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary some ten years before.  The book takes twenty of the words that have been falling out of use amongst children - such as adder, kingfisher and bramble - and brings them back to life, through the magical paintings of Jackie Morris and the 'spell poems' of Robert Macfarlane.