The Handshake: A Gripping History (Paperback)Ella Al-Shamahi (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 16 mm
Witty and wide-ranging -- PD Smith * Guardian *
It's a little book of wonder, it's fantastic -- Chris Evans
A fabulously sparky, wide-ranging and horizon-broadening little study ... joyously unboring * Sunday Times *
Having not particularly missed shaking hands over the past year, I ended this very engaging little book so desperate to get started again that I'm in danger of becoming a super-spreader. * Telegraph *
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“A great read!”
The Handshake, by Ella Al-Shamahi, is a witty and engaging short read. Documenting the history of the handshake from its inception until March 2020, when it completely disappeared from use due to Covid-19, this book... More
“A timely volume”
This is a scholarly yet very accessible book, engrossing and very funny too!
We are all going to be a little rusty when COVID restrictions ease, and this is the ideal guidebook!
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