Eats Shoots Leaves

Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101218297
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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.

Eats Shoots And Leaves

Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007431597
Size: 10.63 MB
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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.

Eats Shoots And Leaves 2013 Day To Day Calendar

Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780789325020
Size: 17.32 MB
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TheEats Shoots and Leaves 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar, perfect for every word-lover and wordsmith is based on the punctuation sensationEats, Shoots and Leaves. With such observations as "people truly do not know their apostrophe from their elbow," Lynne Truss has made "the history of punctuation a subject at once urgent, sexy, and hilarious" (John Walsh,The Independent). * Helps combat common punctuation pitfalls such as the difference between its and it's, comma abuse, and the complications brought on by technology such as email and text messaging.

Cat Out Of Hell

Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612194435
Size: 68.92 MB
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Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss (Eats, Shoots & Leaves) is back with a mesmerizing and hilarious tale of cats and murder For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Alec Charlesworth, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he’s lost his job, his beloved wife has just died. Overcome by grief, he searches for clues about her disappearance in a file of interviews between a man called "Wiggy" and a cat, Roger. Who speaks to him. It takes a while for Alec to realize he’s not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking to Wiggy . . . and that much of what we fear about cats is true. They do think they’re smarter than humans, for one thing. And, well, it seems they are! What’s more, they do have nine lives. Or at least this one does – Roger’s older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he’s seen it all. And he’s got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Alec’s wife, but also several other local deaths. But will the cat help Alec, or is he one of the dark forces? In the deft and comedic hands of mega-bestseller Lynne Truss, the story is as entertaining as it is addictive” (The Sunday Telegraph) – an increasingly suspenseful and often hysterically funny adventure that will please cat lovers and haters alike. And afterwards, as one critic noted, “You may never look at a cat in quite the same way again” (The Daily Mail).

The Girl S Like Spaghetti

Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781861971685
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A giant kids' playground certainly sounds like fun, but you might want to watch out in the giant kid's playground; he has a tendency to step on people. A sign stating, "we're here to help", would definitely disappoint the customers if the apostrophe were removed. Lynne Truss and Bonnie Timmons once again illustrate the hilarious confusion that punctuation can cause. Having dealt with the comma in Eats, Shoots & Leaves for Children, here they take on the apostrophe using lively, subversive pictures from one of America's leading illustrators and show how much chaos can ensue from one tiny squiggle.

Going Loco

Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781597220552
Size: 64.88 MB
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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA CBA BestsellerLynne Truss debuted in America as a guffaw-inducing grammarian with her #1 New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves, but her UK audience has known her for years as a critically acclaimed novelist and columnist. Going Loco features a critic trying to write a definitive account of the doppelgdnger in gothic fiction, amidst the chaos of her own domestic life.

The Lunar Cats

Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Charnwood
ISBN: 9781444833614
Size: 43.54 MB
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When you are an inoffensive retired librarian with bitter personal experience of evil talking cats (or ETCs, for short), do you rescue a kitten from the cold on a December night? Do you follow up news items about cats digging in graveyards? Do you inquire into long-ago cats who voyaged around the world with Captain Cook? Well, yes. If you are Alec Charlesworth, that is precisely what you do - with unexpected and terrifying consequences...

Write It Right

Author: John Peck
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137054573
Size: 43.26 MB
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Shows students how to make their writing effective and grammatically correct. Organised into mini units and easy to read, it deals with everyday tasks and problems. This second edition adds further guidance on common questions raised by students, for example 'When does one use italics and/or underlining?'