4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Engagingly written and informative,
This review is from: Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) (Paperback)
This could so easily have been a rather dry book, like the same series' book on Linguistics, but it covers quite a bit of ground with admirable cogency and without descending to academic nit picking or classification for its own sake. It is gratifyingly human in it's approach to the subject, well appreciating that all writing has a human context.
If you're interesting knowing a bit about this subject without subjecting yourself to some massive tome, get a copy, you won't regret it, and may well find yourself able to bluff your way through anything Melvyn Bragg might throw at you on "In Our Time".
With a bit of luck, and reader encouragement, perhaps Mr Robinson will write a book on number systems?
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