Simon Garfield

Simon Garfield is the author of a dozen acclaimed books of non-fiction, including the bestsellers Just My Type: a Book about Fonts and Our Hidden Lives. His book The End of Innocence won the Somerset Maugham Prize. Garfield writes for the Observer about science, health and the arts, and was formerly the editor of Time Out. He lives in London and St Ives.

Books by Simon Garfield

Timekeepers

Published: August 2017

A witty and entertaining journey through time from the bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map

Timekeepers

Published: October 2016

An entertaining and authoritative exploration of how and why time has come to rule our lives from the bestselling author of Just My Type.

A Notable Woman

Published: July 2016

Virginia Woolf meets Caitlin Moran - the extraordinary journals chronicling one ordinary woman's life, edited and introduced by Simon Garfield.

A Notable Woman

Published: December 2015

Virginia Woolf meets Caitlin Moran - the extraordinary journals chronicling one ordinary woman's life.

My Dear Bessie

Published: March 2015

The wartime correspondence which first warmed people's hearts in Simon Garfield's To the Letter, now available in a single volume for readers to follow their wonderful and life-changing journey.

To the Letter

Published: September 2014

From Simon Garfield, the bestselling author of On the Map and Just my Type, comes a wonderful journey through the history of letter-writing and our relationship with the mail.

On The Map

Published: November 2013

From Mappa Mundi to Google Maps - the bestselling Just My Type author turns his gaze to maps.

To the Letter

Published: November 2013

From Simon Garfield, the bestselling author of On the Map and Just my Type, comes a wonderful journey through the history of letter-writing and our relationship with the mail.

On The Map

Published: November 2012

From Mappa Mundi to Burke and Wills, from treasure maps to Myst, Simon Garfield explores the world of maps - the stories behind them, the myths and the characters.

Just My Type

Published: November 2011

'A quirky and informative study of fonts' Anthony Horowitz, Sunday Telegraph

Just My Type

Published: October 2010

From fonts on street signs, album covers and Ikea products, to the print in our homes and offices - Simon Garfield meets the people behind the typefaces, explains how they affect our lives and gives us a history of how it all began.

MINI: The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car

Published: September 2010

The real story of the Mini, published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this design classic.

MINI: The True and Secret History of the Making of a Motor Car

Published: June 2009

The real story of the Mini, published to celebrate the 50th birthday of this design classic.

Error World

Published: February 2009

A funny, revealing memoir about the flawed nature of the universe - by way of mid-life male obsession with pricey bits of paper - stamps!

Error World

Published: April 2008

A funny and revealing memoir about obsession . and stamp collecting.

The Wrestling

Published: November 2007

The hilarious, absurd and tragic story of British wrestling, told by one of the most talented non-fiction writers around.

Mauve

Published: July 2005

Nation's Favourite

Published: July 2005

Last Journey of William Huskisson

Published: July 2005

From the author of Mauve comes a dramatic and hugely readable account of the day which saw the dawning of the railway age - and the first railway accident

End of Innocence

Published: July 2005

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