Simon Garfield’s new book, On The Map, traces the story of map-making and our fascination with it, from ancient sketches to Google Maps, via Ordnance Survey, nineteenth-century “murder maps,” and even Monopoly.
Garfield is the most inexhaustibly curious of writers, who has covered subjects as diverse as Mass Observation, the AIDS epidemic and the colour mauve. And if his recent bestseller Just My Type – exploring the secrets behind the fonts we use every day – is anything to go by, On The Map will be a real treat. Join us for an evening full of stories and surprises, with one of the wittiest, most eclectic journalists writing today.
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