Lord Horatio here!
I myself am looking forward to dipping into a wonderful new book recommended by an old friend and skilled woman of words Shan Lancaster. Titled The Golden Thread – The Story of Writing, it was a gift from Lady Dawdle and will be the perfect companion to a large glass of something special during the dog days of winter.
It’s a fascinating history written by a remarkable man, Ewan Clayton MBE. The master calligrapher, who now lives by the sea in Brighton, started life being told off at school for his poor penmanship. But, as luck would have it, he grew up in an area with strong calligraphy connections.
Even when he became a monk in his 20’s he was encouraged to carry on illuminating, due to another coincidence. Later he found his wonderful way with words in great demand in America’s ultra modern, hi-tec Silicon Valley where he became a wise owl showing computer boffins what to do with type.
The Golden Thread runs from Egyptian scribes tinkering with hieroglyphics right through to our present day fondness for gadgets like The Kindle. As the written word is so vital to our everyday lives it will doubtless become a standard work in years to come. A copy is in our library.
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