The World in Words

Penmanship and Personality: An Ode to the Handwritten Note

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Charles Dickens's signature on a hand-written letter (Photo: Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly)

From a loved one's hasty scrawl to Jack Lew's "manufactured" signature, how much do people reveal about themselves in their handwriting? Author Philip Hensher says quite a bit, though not as much as handwriting experts sometimes claim. Hensher argues that digital communications deprive us of the intimacy of handwriting

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