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

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Also by Lynne Truss:

Murder by Milk Bottle, November 2020
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The Man That Got Away, October 2019
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves, August 2006
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, April 2004
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Lynne Truss

moving from outright indignation to sarcasm to bone-dry humor, Truss turns the finer points of punctuation into spirited reading. - Booklist

Gotham
April 2004
209 pages
ISBN: 1592400876
Hardcover
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We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots & 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.

This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, 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.

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