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Truss, Lynne

Overview
Works: 95 works in 557 publications in 4 languages and 25,183 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Picture books  Gothic fiction  Horror fiction  Humor  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Pictorial works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PE1450, 428.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lynne Truss
 
Most widely held works by Lynne Truss
Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation by Lynne Truss( Book )

90 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 6,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Eats, shoots & leaves : why, commas really do make a difference! by Lynne Truss( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See how using (or not using) a comma can change the meaning of a sentence
The girl's like spaghetti : why, you can't manage without apostrophes! by Lynne Truss( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See how using (or not using) an apostrophe can change the meaning of a sentence
Talk to the hand : the utter bloody rudeness of the world today, or, six good reasons to stay home and bolt the door by Lynne Truss( Book )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation of the way discourteous behavior has become commonplace and even applauded in today's society is a humorous call to arms that challenges ill manners and the practices that support them
Twenty-odd ducks : why, every punctuation mark counts! by Lynne Truss( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See how the punctuation marks you use (and where you put them) can completely change the meaning of what you write
Cat out of hell by Lynne Truss( Book )

19 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Librarian Alec Charlesworth has lost his job, his beloved wife has just died, and his sister has disappeared. Alec searches for clues about her disappearance in a file of interviews between a man called "Wiggy" and a cat, Roger. Who speaks to him. Roger's older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he's seen it all-- and he's got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Alec's wife, but also several other local deaths. But will the cat help Alec, or is he one of the dark forces?
Going loco : a comedy of terrors by Lynne Truss( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going Loco features a critic trying to write a definitive account of the doppelganger in gothic fiction, amidst the chaos of her own domestic life--including paranoia that her cleaning lady is taking over her life and her suspicion that her husband is a clone
Tennyson's gift by Lynne Truss( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is July 1864 and the Isle of Wight is buzzing with eccentric creative types. Tennyson recites poetry to furniture while his invalid wife hides bad reviews in teapots and buries them in the garden with a teaspoon. Also at Freshwater Bay are the creepy Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) and Julia Margaret Cameron, a photographer determined to capture an image of the bard in a suitably heroic pose. Into this cauldron of unrequited love and egotism step the acclaimed painter G.F. Watts and his unlikely sixteen-year-old acress wife Ellen Terry; also the American father-and-daughter team of phrenologists, Lorenzo and Jessie Fowler
With one lousy free packet of seed : stories from the Lynne Truss Omnibus by Lynne Truss( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story follows the exploits of Osborne Lonsdale, who writes a weekly column called "Me and My Shed" for a floundering gardening magazine. When the publication is taken over by a gung-ho management team, Lonsdale must learn to cope with his new coworkers
Eats, shoots and leaves : cutting a dash -- the radio series that inspired the hit book by Lynne Truss( Recording )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented here for the first time in America is the original landmark BBC Radio 4 program in its entirety
Making the cat laugh : one woman's journal of life on the margins by Lynne Truss( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making the Cat Laugh is a riotous collection of columns about single life. Truss comments on dating, secondhand smoking, cooking, shopping, holidays, and people who ask, "How's the novel going?" All the while, she continues an eighteen-year quest to make her cat laugh. Reportedly, the feline remains unimpressed
Talk to the hand by Lynne Truss( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An evaluation of the way discourteous behavior has become commonplace and even applauded in today's society is a humorous call to arms that challenges ill manners and the practices that support them
The Lynne Truss treasury : columns and three comic novels by Lynne Truss( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features three comic novels including "With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed", "Tennyson's Gift", and "Going Loco", as well as "Making the Cat Laugh," a collection of humorous stories about the single life
With one lousy free packet of seed by Lynne Truss( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
The lunar cats by Lynne Truss( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you are an inoffensive retired librarian with bitter personal experience of Evil Talking Cats, do you rescue a kitten from the cold on a December night? Do you follow up news items about cats digging in graveyards? Do you inquire into long-ago cats who voyaged around the world with Captain Cook? Well, yes. If you are Alec Charlesworth that is precisely what you do - with unexpected and terrifying consequences
A certain age by Lynne Truss( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads come Lynne Truss's twelve bittersweet tales about love, romance, friendship and family. Her six men and six women each have very different stories to tell, ranging from the wife who feels better when her husband disappears to the pedant who undergoes a TV makeover and the swimmer who can't escape the shadow of her sister ... but all are funny, touching and as beautifully observed as would be expected from the bestselling author. Whether describing fathers and daughters, married men, cat-lovers or 'other women', she is always brilliantly perceptive
Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation by Lynne Truss( Recording )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five programs in which Lynne Truss explores changing fashions in punctuation
Cat out of Hell by Lynne Truss( Recording )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mesmerising tale of a cat with nine lives, and a relationship as ancient as time itself and just as powerful. The scene: a cottage on the coast on a windy evening. Inside, a room with curtains drawn. Tea has just been made. A kettle still steams. Under a pool of yellow light, two figures face each other across a kitchen table. A man and a cat. The story about to be related is so unusual yet so terrifyingly plausible that it demands to be told in a single sitting. The man clears his throat, and leans forward, expectant. 'Shall we begin?' says the cat
Tennyson's gift ; & Going loco by Lynne Truss( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Tennyson and his circle by Lynne Truss( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bøkene i serien "Character sketches" fra National Portrait Gallery er kortfattede, gjennomillustrerte historiske guider til kunstnere og litterære personer og emner - om deres liv, tanker og forhold - både kunstnerisk og personlig, innen hver gruppering. Tennysons posisjon som Englands fremste dikter falt sammen med en av de mest betydningsfulle oppfinnelser på 1800-tallet, nemlig fotografiet. Som hoffdikter ble Tennyson, og hans omgangskrets, objekter for fotografenes linser. Disse bildene danner er bokens utgangspunkt, og gir dermed innblikk i en gruppe menneskers liv i en tid da England følte at verdens øyne var rettet mot dem. Layouten er oversiktlig og det er en moderat mengde tekst, men typene er litt små
 
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Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation
Alternative Names
Lynne Truss British writer

Lynne Truss Brits journaliste

Lynne Truss englische Autorin und Journalistin

Lynne Truss escritora británica

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Languages
English (362)

French (3)

Italian (2)

Czech (1)

Covers
Eats, shoots & leaves : why, commas really do make a difference!The girl's like spaghetti : why, you can't manage without apostrophes!Talk to the hand : the utter bloody rudeness of the world today, or, six good reasons to stay home and bolt the doorTwenty-odd ducks : why, every punctuation mark counts!Going loco : a comedy of terrorsTennyson's giftWith one lousy free packet of seed : stories from the Lynne Truss OmnibusEats, shoots and leaves : cutting a dash -- the radio series that inspired the hit book