Twenty-Odd Ducks - Why Every Punctuation Mark Counts!

Author(s): Lynne Truss


Commas and apostrophes aren't the only punctuation marks that can cause big trouble if they?re put in the wrong place. Now, Truss and Timmons put hyphens, parentheses, quotation marks, periods, and more in the spotlight, showing how which marks you choose and where you put them can cause hilarious mix-ups.


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Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of "The Times of London," followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper. She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.
BONNIE TIMMONS is best known for inspiring and creating images for the television show "Caroline in the City" and illustrating numerous national ad campaigns.

General Fields

  • : 9780399250583
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : 0.308
  • : July 2008
  • : 183mm X 275mm X 9mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lynne Truss
  • : HB
  • : Bonnie Timmons
  • : English
  • : 428.2
  • : 6-12+
  • : 32
  • : illustrations