The Missing Ink: How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are

The Missing Ink

How Handwriting Made Us Who We Are

Philip Hensher

A smart, entertaining book about the rise and slow death of the art of handwriting; and why it still matters

When Philip Hensher realized that he didn’t know what a close friend’s handwriting looked like, he felt that something essential was missing from their friendship. But does it really matter that typing and texting have largely taken the place of passionate love letters, secret diary entries and postcards home?

From the crucial role of handwriting in a child’s development, to the novels of Dickens and Proust – and whether a person’s writing really reveals their true personality – The Missing Ink goes in search of the stories and characters that have shaped our handwriting, and how it in turn has shaped us.

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Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447221692
Publication date: 24.10.2013
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 197mm x 130mm

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Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230767126
Publication date: 11.10.2012
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 216mm x 153mm

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ISBN: 9780230767362
Publication date: 11.10.2012

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