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. He also regularly writes for The Observer newspaper.

Average rating: 3.76 · 22,000 ratings · 1,812 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
Just My Type: A Book About ...

3.78 avg rating — 17,144 ratings — published 2010 — 31 editions
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On the Map: A Mind-Expandin...

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Mauve: How One Man Invented...

3.70 avg rating — 1,151 ratings — published 2000 — 10 editions
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To the Letter: A Celebratio...

3.71 avg rating — 363 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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Our Hidden Lives: The Remar...

4.19 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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We Are at War: The Diaries ...

3.97 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2005 — 2 editions
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The Wrestling

3.98 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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Private Battles: Our Intima...

4.10 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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The Nation's Favourite

4.07 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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The Error World: An Affair ...

3.10 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2008 — 7 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.”
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“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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