Front cover image for Shady characters : ampersands, interrobangs and other typographical curiosities

Shady characters : ampersands, interrobangs and other typographical curiosities

Keith Houston (Author)
Where does the ampersand get its name from? What does the hashtag have to do with commerce in ancient Rome? This book gives answers to these questions. From the pilcrow to the ampersand, it reflects the changes in written communication through the ages, charting how punctuation has adapted to each new technological innovation.
Print Book, English, 2015
Penguin Books, London, 2015