Simon Garfield





Simon Garfield

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in London, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1960

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Simon Garfield is a British journalist and non-fiction author. He was educated at the independent University College School in Hampstead, London, and the London School of Economics, where he was the Executive Editor of The Beaver.

His published books include:

* Mini-The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car
* Exposure: The Unusual Life and Violent Death of Bob Carlos Clarke
* The Error World
* Private Battles
* We are at War
* Our Hidden Lives
* The Last Journey of William Huskisson
* Mauve
* The Nation's Favourite
* The Wrestling
* The End of Innocence
* Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

He also regularly writes for The Observer newspaper.


Average rating: 3.72 · 13,148 ratings · 1,466 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Just My Type: A Book About ...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 9,911 ratings — published 2010 — 26 editions
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On the Map: A Mind-Expandin...
3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 1,635 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Mauve: How One Man Invented...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 865 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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Our Hidden Lives: The Remar...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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To the Letter: A Celebratio...
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 165 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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We Are At War: The Diaries ...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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The Wrestling
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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The Error World: An Affair ...
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
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Private Battles: Our Intima...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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The Nation's Favourite
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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“These days, digitization enables us to view the copies [of the Gutenberg Bible] online without the need for a trip to the Euston Road, although to do so would be to deny oneself one of the great pleasures in life. The first book ever printed in Europe - heavy, luxurious, pungent and creaky - does not read particularly well on an iPhone.”
Simon Garfield, Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

“Of course you can judge a book by its cover; moreover, we are obliged to.”
Simon Garfield

“The shapes of letters do not derive their beauty from any sensual or sentimental reminiscences' he wrote. 'No one can say that the O's roundness appeals to us only because it is like that of an apple or a girl's breast or of the full moon. Letters are things, not pictures of things”
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