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Script and Scribble


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""...a witty and readable (and fetchingly illustrated and glossed) excursion through the history of handwriting..."" Cullen Murphy, The Wall Street Journal

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KITTY BURNS FLOREY is the author of Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog- The Quirky History and Lost Art of Diagramming Sentences. A veteran copy editor, she has also written nine novels and many short stories and essays. She lives in Connecticut.


"A witty and readable (and fetchingly illustrated and glossed) excursion through the history of handwriting." --The Wall Street Journal

"This is a book every writer would love, a curio cabinet on the art and act of writing." --AMY TAN, author of Saving Fish from Drowning "[H]ighly enjoyable...witty and often endearingly autobiographical." --MICHAEL DIRDA, Washington Post "[A] charming, illustrated eulogy to a craft that's fast losing its place in the modern world." --Financial Times "Florey's argument is nostalgic yet pragmatic. 'It seems wrong, ' she says, 'when something beautiful, useful, and historically important vanishes.' Charmingly composed and handsomely presented, Script and Scribble just might provoke a handwriting revival." --Boston Globe "Florey lovingly traces the history of handwriting, from its ancient birth to its imminent demise."
--SAM ANDERSON, New York Magazine "[A] winsome mix of memoir and call to entertaining history." --Editor's Choice, Chicago Tribune "Part memoir, part meticulously researched primer [this] captivating history of handwriting is a lovely ode to a nearly lost art." --Ready Made

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