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Start the Week - Diana Athill and Philip Hensher on the dying art of handwriting

Andrew Marr discusses the dying art of handwriting with novelists Philip Hensher and Diana Athill, poet Wendy Cope and philosopher Nigel Warburton.

On Start the Week Andrew Marr discusses the dying art of handwriting with the novelist Philip Hensher. As the typewriter has taken over from the pen, so email is killing off letter-writing, and Diana Athill celebrates the art of correspondence. But the poet Wendy Cope, who has just left thousands of emails to the British Library, welcomes the advent of digital communication, and the philosopher Nigel Warburton tweets, blogs and podcasts. Producer: Katy Hickman.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 9:00AM Mon, 8 Oct 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 9:00AM Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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  • Duration 43 minutes

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