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Publisher Comments:

In 2002 Lynne Truss presented Cutting a Dash, a well-received BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation, which led to the writing of Eats, Shoots and Leaves. The book became a runaway success in the UK, hitting number one on the bestseller lists and prompting extraordinary headlines such as Grammar Book Tops Bestseller List (BBC News). With more than 500,000 copies of her book in print in her native England, Lynne Truss is ready to rally the troops on this side of the pond with her rousing cry, Sticklers unite!

Through sloppy usage and low standards on the Internet, in e-mail, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots and Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, 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. If there are only pedants left who care, then so be it. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From George Orwell shunning the semicolon, to New Yorker editor Harold Ross's epic arguments with James Thurber over commas, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.

Synopsis:

We all know the basics of punctuation--or do we? In "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," Truss dares to say, in her delightfully witty way, that it is time to institute a zero tolerance approach to punctuation. Unabridged. 1 CD.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142800829
Publisher:
Penguin Audiobooks
Subject:
Grammar
Author:
Truss, Lynne
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Edition Description:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
1
Dimensions:
5.06x5.54x.39 in. .19 lbs.
Media Run Time:
070
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , We all know the basics of punctuation--or do we? In "Eats, Shoots & Leaves," Truss dares to say, in her delightfully witty way, that it is time to institute a zero tolerance approach to punctuation. Unabridged. 1 CD.

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