a plea for the revival of handwriting • a genealogical memoir • a humorous take on a strange grammatical art
SCRIPT AND SCRIBBLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF HANDWRITING
"A witty and readable (and fetchingly illustrated) excursion that covers
a lot of ground."
~ Cullen Murphy
Wall Street Journal
“A loving and polished tribute to a modest but deeply civilizing skill that can make our words not only intelligible to others but, like this book, sweet and beautiful.”
author of The Story of Ain’t
THE QUEST FOR INEZ: TWO WAYS TO FIND A GRANDMOTHER
This is family history with a new twist. Here are two stories: the verifiable facts--fascinating in themselves—and alongside them an alternative universe that takes the research and flies with it in an attempt to come close to the truth. And, in the process of writing her grandmother's story, Florey delves into her mother's life and her own and finds some surprising parallels - and some revelations she was not expecting.
SISTER BERNADETTE'S BARKING DOG: THE QUIRKY HISTORY AND LOST ART OF DIAGRAMMING SENTENCES
"BEST BOOK OF 2006!"
"A bracing ode to grammar; it's laced with a survivor's nostalgia for classrooms ruled by knuckle-cracking nuns." People magazine.