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Eats, Shoots and Leaves

Eats, Shoots and Leaves - 03 edition

Eats, Shoots and Leaves - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9781592402038

ISBN10: 1592402038

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss - ISBN 9781592402038
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Gotham Books
Published: 2003
International: No
Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss - ISBN 9781592402038

ISBN13: 9781592402038

ISBN10: 1592402038

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Frank McCourt
Publisher's Note
Preface
Introduction--The Seventh Sense
The Tractable Apostrophe
That'll Do, Comma
Airs and Graces
Cutting a Dash
A Little Used Punctuation Mark
Merely Conventional Signs

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