The Missing Ink

The Missing Ink

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When Philip Hensher realized that he didn’t know what a close friend’s handwriting looked like (“bold or crabbed, sloping or upright, italic or rounded, elegant or slapdash”), he felt that something essential was missing from their friendship. It dawned on him that having abandoned pen and paper for keyboards, we have lost one of the ways by which we come to recognize and know another person. People have written by hand for thousands of years— how, Hensher… (more)

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This may have nothing to do with handwriting, but readers probably will be having too much fun to care. Given the charms of "The Missing Ink," should Hensher ever choose to pen a meditation on mashed turnip, count me in.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Faber & Faber (November 27, 2012)

Collection: Faber & Faber

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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