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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and Other Typographical Curiosities (Hardback)Keith Houston
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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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“A fascinating read”
Having enjoyed Simon Garfield's 'What's my type' which looked at the development of typefaces and font design, Keith Houston's book looks more closely at specific grammatical characters and... More
It's amusing sometimes how something so dull sounding can actually be really interesting.
It would be tempting to lay the praise for this lovely book solely at the feet of Houston's engaging writing skills.... More
(The following is deliberately written without punctuation before anyone complains!)
a book about the history of punctuation marks should not be interesting and it should not be funny but shady characters is both... More