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Cat Out of Hell: Lynne Truss

Humour and horror might seem unlikely bedfellows, but it’s a combination that can be scarily effective in the right hands. Lynne Truss is best known for her comic forays into grammar though she used to write novels. 250 more words


Write it proper: spaghetti, the judge, the prisoner and the press release

When we see blog posts or tweets from journalists and magazine editors complaining about the quality of press releases, those responsible should hang their heads in shame. 316 more words

Lynne Truss - Eats, shoots & leaves

Today, yes, today I had my Toefl exam. To those speaking German – no, I didn’t apply for devil’s position in hell, but I intend to, yes. 442 more words


Book Bag: November

After a few months of starting books then putting them down in boredom, I have finally had a good run where I have finished every book I have picked up these last three weeks and, for the most part, enjoyed reading them! 1,358 more words

Book Bag

The 'X' Factor

This is our tenth post! And in honour of this occasion, today I’m sharing my Top Ten Books!

These books are books that really affected me, and books that I have gone back to read again and again. 726 more words

Book Reviews

Punctuation [semi] Outdone

Lynne Truss on punctuation:

“But colons and semicolons — well, they are in a different league, my dear! They give such lift! Assuming a sentence rises into the air with the initial capital letter and lands with a soft-ish bump at the full stop, the humble comma can keep the sentence aloft all right, like this, UP, for hours if necessary, UP, like this, UP, sort-of bouncing, and then falling down, and then UP it goes again, assuming you have enough additional things to say, although in the end you may run out of ideas and then you have to roll along the ground with no commas at all until some sort of surface resistance takes over and you run out of steam anyway and then eventually with the help of three dots . 55 more words


What the Panda ate

I have a new respect for copy editors. I really, truly do. I now understand just how annoying it is when you have to undo over 4000 versions of the ‘yob’s comma’ as termed by Lynne Truss, author of… 544 more words