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Truss, Lynne

Overview
Works: 94 works in 457 publications in 5 languages and 25,429 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Humor  Gothic fiction  Pictorial works  Biography  Domestic fiction  Satire  Humorous fiction  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PE1450, 428.2
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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 )

76 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 6,307 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Punctuation marks are the traffic signals of language: they tell us to slow down, notice this, take a detour, or stop. Of all the punctuation marks, the comma is the most used and misused. Commas can create havoc when they are left out or are put in the wrong spot, and the results of misuse can be hilarious. This little dot with a tail has the power to change the meaning of a sentence by connecting things that shouldn't be connected or breaking apart things that should stay together. So enjoy laughing at some of the ways commas can change everything!"--Jacket
The girl's like spaghetti : why, you can't manage without apostrophes! by Lynne Truss( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3,063 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 )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,522 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 )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,368 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 )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,158 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 )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 539 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
With one lousy free packet of seed : stories from the Lynne Truss Omnibus by Lynne Truss( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 526 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
Tennyson's gift by Lynne Truss( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1884, a corner of the Isle of Wight is buzzing with literary and artistic creativity. An imaginative cocktail of Victorian seriousness and riotous farce begins to take place
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 470 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 )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 464 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 )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 446 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 352 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
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 )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 174 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
A certain age by Lynne Truss( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 171 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 )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 98 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
Making the cat laugh by Lynne Truss( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For eighteen years Lynne Truss has tried to make her cat laugh. The writer is obsessed with her cats and prone to overreacting generally to new stories, boyfriends, snails and cooking instructions. Never before have so many jokes about Kitbits been found in such concentration. The cat remains unimpressed
Tennyson's gift ; & Going loco by Lynne Truss( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
 
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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

トラス, リン

Languages
English (292)

French (3)

Chinese (2)

Italian (2)

Czech (1)

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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 terrorsWith one lousy free packet of seed : stories from the Lynne Truss OmnibusTennyson's giftEats, shoots and leaves : cutting a dash -- the radio series that inspired the hit book