The Missing Ink

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Author: Philip Hensher
Publisher: Macmillan (2013)
ISBN-10: 1447221692
ISBN-13: 9781447221692
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 273
Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 2 cm

Weight: 0.2 kg


When London columnist and arts critic Philip Hensher realized that he had no idea what a close friend's handwriting looked like, he felt as though something was missing from their friendship; having abandoned pen and paper for keyboards, we have also given up one essential way by which we come to recognize and know another person.

Hensher - also the author of the Man Booker Prize finalist The Northern Clemency - considers the history of handwriting, its role in novels like those of Charles Dickens, and the claims that penmanship can reveal personality. But more than that, this is a celebration of the treasured pen, the handwritten love note, the postcard sent home, and daily diary entries.



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