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Edward Docx: the story of my surname

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When word processing and genealogy collide: by popular demand, Edward Docx tells the story of his puzzling surname

This month, a reader’s letter helped us get to the bottom of a long-standing Prospect mystery. Where does Edward Docx’s surname come from? How is it pronounced? And what came first: the Word document or the novelist? All is revealed in the correspondence below:

I enjoyed Edward Docx’s account of his journey to Russia (November). But am I the only reader to wonder how one of Prospect’s contributors came to be named after a Microsoft Office file extension?

Phil Vernon Tunbridge Wells

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