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.

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Just My Type: A Book About ...

3.84 avg rating — 37,895 ratings — published 2010 — 37 editions
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On the Map: A Mind-Expandin...

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Mauve: How One Man Invented...

3.69 avg rating — 1,591 ratings — published 2000 — 13 editions
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Timekeepers: How the World ...

3.41 avg rating — 701 ratings — published 2016 — 14 editions
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To the Letter: A Celebratio...

3.70 avg rating — 635 ratings — published 2013 — 21 editions
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Our Hidden Lives: The Remar...

4.15 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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We Are At War: The Diaries ...

4.03 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 2005 — 4 editions
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The Wrestling

3.80 avg rating — 245 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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In Miniature: How Small Thi...

3.53 avg rating — 195 ratings — published 2018 — 10 editions
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Private Battles: Our Intima...

4.03 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2006 — 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

“One thing was for sure: no one wanted a repeat of Christopher Barker’s Bible of 1631, which omitted the negative from the seventh commandment so that it read, ‘Thou shalt commit adultery.”
Simon Garfield, Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

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