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Eats, Shoots and Leaves - 03 edition

Eats, Shoots and Leaves (ISBN10: 1592402038; ISBN13: 9781592402038)
ISBN13: 978-1592402038
ISBN10: 1592402038

Summary: In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor 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 t
he preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.
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Summary: In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Gotham Books
Published: 04/11/2006
International: No

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