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Lynne Truss was born on May 31, 1955, in Kingston upon Thames, England. She is an English writer and journalist. Her book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation was a best-seller in 2003. Truss received a first-class honors degree in English Language and Literature from University College London in 1977. After graduation, she worked for the Radio Times as a sub-editor before moving to the Times Higher Education Supplement as the deputy literary editor in 1978. From 1986 to 1990, she was the literary editor of The Listener and was an arts and books reviewer for The Independent on Sunday before joining The Times in 1991. She currently reviews books for The Sunday Times. She has also written numerous books including Tennyson's Gift; Going Loco; Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation; and Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Talk to the Hand 2,336 copies, 53 reviews
Cat Out of Hell 243 copies, 29 reviews
A Shot in the Dark 145 copies, 15 reviews
Going Loco 138 copies
Tennyson's Gift 132 copies, 1 review
Making the Cat Laugh 130 copies, 3 reviews
The Man That Got Away 63 copies, 4 reviews
Murder by Milk Bottle 38 copies, 4 reviews
Cold Comfort Farm (Introduction, some editions) 5,350 copies, 209 reviews
Westwood (Introduction, some editions) 214 copies, 2 reviews
Midsummer Nights (Contributor) 63 copies, 1 review
The Sunday Night Book Club (Contributor) 33 copies, 1 review
The Exclamation Mark (Foreword, some editions) 31 copies, 2 reviews
Femmes de Siècle (Contributor) 17 copies
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