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

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

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A guide to perfect punctuation for those who care about precise writing.

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This is a witty, entertaining, impassioned guide to perfect punctuation, for everyone who cares about precise writing. Not a primer but a 'zero tolerance' manual for direct action. A panda walked into a cafe. He ordered a sandwich, ate it, then pulled out a gun and shot the waiter. 'Why?' groaned the injured man. The panda shrugged, tossed him a badly punctuated wildlife manual and walked out. And sure enough, when the waiter consulted the book, he found an explanation. 'Panda,' ran the entry for his assailant. 'Large black and white mammal native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.' We see signs in shops every day for 'Banana's' and even 'Gateaux's'. Competition rules remind us: 'The judges decision is final.' Now, many punctuation guides already exist explaining the principles of the apostrophe; the comma; the semi-colon. These books do their job but somehow punctuation abuse does not diminish. Why? Because people who can't punctuate don't read those books! Of course they don't! They laugh at books like those! "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" adopts a more militant approach and attempts to recruit an army of punctuation vigilantes: send letters back with the punctuation corrected. Do not accept sloppy emails. Climb ladders at dead of night with a pot of paint to remove the redundant apostrophe in 'Video's sold here'.

Additional Information

SKU GOR000419322
Title Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author By (author) Lynne Truss
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Year Published 2003
Page Number 228
ISBN 1861976127
ISBN13 9781861976123
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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