First Rule of Book Club

Some books I love & recommend

– Hermann Hesse

– Octavia E Butler

The Woman Destroyed
– Simone de Beauvoir

I Who Have Never
– Jacqueline Harpman

The Song of Kieu
–Nguyễn Du

Travels with my Aunt
– Graham Greene

–José Saramago

Wonderful Fool
– Shusaku Endo

– John Williams

– Hermann Hesse

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My books

I write about typography and the history of books. My forthcoming book, Remarkable Renaissance Books (2024), takes a closer look at groundbreaking and beautiful books from the early centuries of European printing. My next-next book is a novel set in the distant future.

Typographic Firsts

(2021) Bodleian Library Publishing

Remarkable Renaissance Books

(2024) Bodleian Library Publishing

Myriad: A Novel


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