Wednesday, 22 December 2021

File of Facts by Steve Morton…. A Book Review.

This long awaited and totally fabulous must have, book about Filofaxes is being released on the 3rd of January 2022. 

For a long time myself and many of the Filofax community have wanted a comprehensive guide to the Filofax in book form. There was a book out many years ago but it is as rare as a hen’s teeth and now partially out of date. Of course the perfect person to write this book is Steve Morton who runs the Philofaxy blog, the Filofax for Philofaxy Facebook group, the Instagram page, and many more interesting things. He is the husband of the brilliant author Alison Morton who has been instrumental in getting this book published. 

Steve is releasing the book on the 3rd of January 2022 and it will be available in electronic and hard copy. I was very lucky to be sent an electronic copy in advance to review but I will also be buying the hard copy on the 3rd January because I do prefer hard copy books. This is a book you will go back to time and time again.

This book is perfect for anyone who uses a Filofax or other ring bound planner but would be equally interesting to any organised person. It has a fabulous A-Z section full of fascinating facts and useful information. Planner sizes, what inserts you can buy, ring spacing, key words, the mechanics of the ring mechanism, leather types and so many more things you may not even realise you need to know, are contained in this handy section. 

The Chronology of the Filofax explains the key points in the history of the Filofax and also mentions the date the original Philofaxy blog was started. You can see the historical journey that the Filofax has taken with the company changing hands on several occasions. 

An invaluable list of all the Filofaxes made, also listed in chronological order, is perfect for anyone who finds that obscure old planner secondhand or even just wants to find out more about their favourite models. 

The book closes with the acknowledgments, a few words from key people in the Filofax/ planner world and a little bit about the esteemed author himself. 

As I mentioned, I will be buying the hard copy, but what I do hope is possible  further down the line, is a copy punched to fit in a personal sized Filofax. This would be the perfect book for a Filofax/ ring bound planner enthusiast. The cover could be the dashboard and it would work beautifully. We can all keep our fingers crossed that this will happen. 

If you are part of the worldwide Filofax and planner community you will love this wonderful book which I totally recommend. 

A few details you may need to buy this book are:

“ISBN 9791097310332 (ebook)

ISBN 9791097310325 (paperback

Release date, as mentioned, 3rd January 2022.

This picture is borrowed from the author, Mr Steve Morton, with thanks.