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    DescriptionThe spirited and scholarly #1 "New York Times" bestseller combines boisterous history with grammar how-to's to show how important punctuation is in our world--period. In "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," former editor Lynne Truss, gravely concerned about our current grammatical state, boldly defends proper punctuation. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. Using examples from literature, history, neighborhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry. Featuring a foreword by Frank McCourt, and interspersed with a lively history of punctuation from the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, "Eats, Shoots & Leaves "makes a powerful case for the preservation of proper punctuation.

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    Eats, Shoots & Leaves
    The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lynne Truss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 209
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 183 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9781592402038
    ISBN 10: 1592402038

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 428.2
    DC22: 428.2
    BIC subject category V2: CBG, CBW
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
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    LC classification: PE1450 .T75 2006
    Thema V1.0: CJBG, CBW
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    21 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of "The Times of London," followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.
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    "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" "makes correct usage so cool that you have to admire Ms. Truss." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Witty, smart, passionate." --Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books Of 2004: Nonfiction "This book changed my life in small, perfect ways like learning how to make better coffee or fold an omelet. It's the perfect gift for anyone who cares about grammar and a gentle introduction for those who don't care enough." --The Boston Sunday Globe