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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and Other Typographical Curiosities

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Keith Houston's entertaining book, inspired by his popular blog shadycharacters.co.uk, tells the unexpected stories of some unusual, and familiar, typographical marks and reveals a fascinating history of writing. Every character we write or type is a link to the past, and in today's printed, electronic and scrawled handwriting their history stares right back at us. This book charts the lives of some of the most intriguing examples, like how the pilcrow went from its noble origins in ancient Greece to near obsolescence, ...

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Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities
2015, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780718193881

Mass-market paperback

Shady Characters: Ampersands, Interrobangs and other Typographical Curiosities
2013, Particular Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781846146473

Hardcover

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