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Eats, shoots & leaves: the zero tolerance approach to punctuation

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The stickler-tickling punctuation polemic is even more fun with the whimsical art of acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist Pat Byrnes The runaway bestseller that has everyone minding their p's and q's (and their commas and semicolons), Eats, Shoots & Leaves has delighted audiences around the world, sold more than 1.6 million copies in North America and elevated Lynne Truss to superstickler status among those in the know. Now the book is beautifully packaged with more than fifty vivid, full-color illustrations throughout by renowned cartoonist Pat Byrnes. Each illustration brings to life a different punctuation pitfall in a wickedly playful style that matches Truss's trademark wit. We hope you'll agree that it's a chocolate-and- peanut-butter combination (even better than the sum of its parts). Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Illustrated Edition is also accompanied by a colorful foreword by wordsmith extraordinaire Frank McCourt.
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Full title eats shoots leaves the zero tolerance approach to punctuation
Author truss lynne
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Last Update 2018-05-25 23:21:42PM
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display_description 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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subject_facet English language -- Punctuation
title_display Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation
title_full Eats, Shoots & Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation / Lynne Truss
title_short Eats, shoots & leaves :
title_sub the zero tolerance approach to punctuation
topic_facet English language, Essays, Humor (Nonfiction), Nonfiction, Punctuation