Diana Athill

Stick to the Script

The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting, and Why it Still Matters


Macmillan 274pp £14.99 order from our bookshop

We don’t have to look far to see how rare it is, nowadays, for people to communicate by putting pen to paper. It is not only those born into the computer age who don’t think of doing it. Even very old people, including me, have friends whose handwriting they have never seen. We all communicate, of course (tweet tweet tweet, and yack yack yack on the mobile), but not by pen and ink. Does it matter?

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