Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Paperback)
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Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Paperback)

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Published: 01/10/2009
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Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens.

We all had the basic rules of punctuation drilled into us at school, but punctuation pedants have good reason to suspect they never sank in. 'Its Summer!' screams a sign that sets our teeth on edge. 'Pansy's ready', we learn to our considerable interest ('Is she?') as we browse among the bedding plants.

It is not only the rules of punctuation that have come under attack but also a sense of why they matter. In this runaway bestseller, Lynne Truss takes the fight to emoticons and greengrocers' apostrophes with a war cry of 'Sticklers unite!'

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007329069
Number of pages: 244
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A punctuation repair kit. Passionate and witty...fresh and funny.' Independent

'If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I'd nominate her for sainthood.' Frank McCourt

'I laughed, I howled, and I immediately wanted to join the militant wing of the Apostrophe Society. This is great stuff: genuine, heartfelt and rousing.' Jenny Colgan

'Enchanting, full of jokes and anecdotes and information. It makes you love punctuation; you want to conserve what is left and perhaps call for more of it.' Sunday Telegraph

'It can only be a matter of time before the government seizes the chance to appoint [Truss] minister for punctuation. The manifesto is already written.' Guardian

'Truss deserves to be piled high with honours.' John Humphrys, Sunday Times

'Worth its weight in gold.' Independent

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“The Saviour of Punctuation! (Well, Maybe)”

I'll put my review in this version, since this seems to be the newest edition of Lyne Truss' fantastic 'zero tolerance' guide to punctuation, and I for one am so glad that it's been given a... More

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Phillip Taylor MBE

“The Endangered System”

PUNCTUATION: THE ENDANGERED SYSTEM

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

A great piece of humour and yet with a serious aim, this little book has become a runaway... More

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“ENJOYABLY INSTRUCTIVE”

I had an audio version on CD of this book which I played over and over again until my nephew "accidentally" trod on it. It's a great read, has me laughing out loud in places, but, at the age of 47, I... More

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