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The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why it Still Matters [Unabridged] [Hardcover]

Philip Hensher
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"We all communicate, of course (tweet tweet tweet, and yack yack yack on the mobile), but not by pen and ink. Does it matter? I didn't have to read 274 pages to be persuaded that it does, but I am very glad indeed that those pages were written and that I have read them. From this book, the wisest and wittiest argument imaginable for the preservation of handwriting, I have learnt so much, and by it have been so happily entertained, that I am compelled to recommend it to everyone." --Literary Review

"The demise of handwriting is forever being announced, but Hensher's sprightly celebration of the art of making marks on paper suggests the key board hasn't yet done for the nib." --Daily Telegraph

"This witty, heartfelt book conveys superbly the pleasures of writing by hand and the role it still has to play in our lives." --Sunday Times

"Its advocacy of one of the most humane and pleasurable forms of self-expression is pretty much irresistible." --Guardian

About the Author

Philip Hensher was born in 1965 in South London, where he still lives. His nine books include Kitchen Venom, which won the Somerset Maugham Award, The Northern Clemency, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, King of the Badgers, and, in April 2012, Scenes from Early Life. He is a regular contributor to the Independent, the Mail on Sunday, and the Spectator.
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