Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, Every Punctuation Mark Counts!Hardback
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- Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
- Format: Hardback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 183mm x 275mm x 9mm | 308g
- Publication date: 1 September 2008
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0399250581
- ISBN 13: 9780399250583
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 27,676
Commas and apostrophes arenat the only punctuation marks that can cause big trouble if theyare put in the wrong place. Now, Truss and Timmons put hyphens, parentheses, quotation marks, periods, and more in the spotlight, showing how which marks you choose and where you put them can cause hilarious mix-ups.
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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. BONNIE TIMMONS is best known for inspiring and creating images for the television show "Caroline in the City" and illustrating numerous national ad campaigns.