Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

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Some time ago I met a man whose handwriting I admired and I asked him if I could take a picture of it. I have just chanced upon the photo. I recall the conversation where he explained to us how he had to train his hand. I think he was left handed. He had decided to write in this fashion for a reason I cannot remember, but there was some practical element to it. I must ask the person I was with that day if he remembers why this fella used such loops on and under his letters. He had small books filled with such lettering and notes. I wonder if a certain area of his brain is clacking away like a manic set of knitting needles trying to keep up with creating all these additional looping details. I do recall he is a geographer or urban geographer even. Wouldn’t this man’s writing make fine wallpaper?

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