Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eats, Shoots & Leaves : The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

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When social histories come to be written of the first decade of the 21st century, people will note a turning point in 2003 when declining standards of punctuation were reversed. Linguists will record Lynne Truss as the saviour of the semi-colon and the avenging angel of the apostrophe.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 106 x 176 x 20mm | 140.62g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1861976771
  • 9781861976772
  • 252,038

About Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss is one of Britain's top comic writers. She is the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Going Loco, Making the Cat Laugh, Tennyson's Gift and With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed (Profile). She is a regular presenter on Radio 4, a Times columnist and guest presenter of many other programmes. She lives in Brighton.show more

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'If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I'd nominate her for sainthood' Frank McCourt 'This book will stimulate and satisfy. It's worth its weight in gold.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'A witty, elegant and passionate book that should be on every writer's shelf' Observer 'Lynne Truss deserves to be piled high with honours ...' John Humphrys 'It can only be a matter of time before the new government seizes the chance to appoint her as minister for punctuation. The manifesto is already written. Guardian 'She's a soul sister. She's one of us.' Richard Madeley, Richard and Judyshow more

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