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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 show more 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) show less
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Works by Lynne Truss

Talk to the Hand (2005) 2,444 copies
Cat Out of Hell (2014) 272 copies
Going Loco (1999) 219 copies
A Shot in the Dark (2018) 193 copies
Tennyson's Gift (1996) 137 copies
Making the Cat Laugh (1995) 135 copies
The Man That Got Away (2019) 81 copies
Murder by Milk Bottle (2020) 59 copies

Associated Works

Persuasion (1817) — some editions — 28,914 copies
Cold Comfort Farm (1932) — Introduction, some editions — 5,809 copies
Westwood (1946) — Introduction, some editions — 232 copies
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Contributor — 75 copies
The Sunday Night Book Club (2006) — Contributor — 44 copies
The Exclamation Mark (2008) — Foreword, some editions — 32 copies
Fabulous Brighton: An Anthology of Short Stories (2000) — Contributor — 6 copies

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A better-than-average and sometimes amusing book about English punctuation and grammar.
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sfj2 | 334 other reviews | Jun 10, 2024 |
I laugh as I read, and a smile of delight lingers on my face after I put it down.
 
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bread2u | 334 other reviews | May 15, 2024 |
As read on BBC Radio 4 - the text of the broadcast.
 
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Works
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Rating
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ISBNs
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