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Shady Characters
Shady Characters Shady Characters Shady Characters
Shady Characters Shady Characters Shady Characters

Shady Characters

£13.00 GBP

  • Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? Keith Houston gives the answers in this delightfully entertaining book.

    From the pilcrow ¶ to the ampersand, the entire cast of Shady Characters reflects the changes in written communication through the ages, charting how punctuation has adapted to each new technological innovation. Together, these shady characters form a rich, entertaining and surprising history of the written word and our ongoing attempts to shape it.

    Designer: Matthew Young
    Size: 130x200mm
    Pages: 352
    Publication: 2015
    Binding: Softbound book