She has lovingly investigated the history of writing after becoming rather shocked that this skill could be lost to future generations when she discovered that some schools have abandoned handwriting exercises/drills in favour of something called keyboarding
. She tries to answer the question - Is it true that writing by hand is no longer necessary in today's busy world?
Steeped in the Palmer Method of Handwriting she learned in Catholic Schook, Florey is a self-confessed 'penmanship nut' who loves the act of taking pen to paper. Here she explores the history of handwriting and tackles the importance of writing by hand and its place in our increasingly electronic society. Weaving together the evolution of writing implements and scripts, pen-collecting societies and the growing popularity of handwriting analysis, she asks the question: Is writing by hand really no longer necessary in today's busy world?