Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves
By Lynne Truss

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss

Book Description

Illuminating the comical confusion the lowly comma can cause, this new edition of "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" uses lively, subversive illustrations to show how misplacing or leaving out a comma can change the meaning of a sentence completely.This picture book is sure to elicit gales of laughter and better punctuation from all who read it."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780399244919
ISBN-10: 0399244913
Format: Hardback
(184mm x 274mm x 10mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Book Review: Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss - Reviewed by (25 May 2015)


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 bestseller overnight and rightly so. As Lynne Truss has explained, there are many people who have little idea of the basics of punctuation today. This does not surprise us in the slightest.

As examiners, we have found scant regard continues to be paid to full stops, commas and question marks. However, by far the number one serial offender is the missing apostrophe. The story of the panda eating in a restaurant, then shoots the restaurant up and departs is an amusing story with an important message. The placing of punctuation in the wrong place can completely alter the message being conveyed… at some cost.

“A revolution in punctuation”, this book has been dedicated to the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers in...

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Author Biography - Lynne Truss

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."

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