Drawing on a lifetime's obsession, Adventures in Stationery is a tale of brilliant designs, accidental inventions and bitter rivalries. With pencil-sharp wit and an unrivalled knowledge of the stationery cupboard, James Ward introduces Steinbeck's favourite pencil, compares 'floaty' and 'sculptural' pens, and reflects on the humble hole punch. Along the way, he asks the difficult questions: Who is Mr Pritt? What does 'shatterproof resistant' mean? And what are the thousands of uses Blu-Tack claims? Written for anyone who's ever had a favourite pencil case or pondered the evolution of desk organisers, Adventures in Stationery will change how you look at your desk.
Author: James Ward
Measurements: 20.5 x 12.5 x 1.9 cm