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#127301 04/12/04 02:44 PM
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From this morning's TODAY show:
British bestseller is finding fans in U.S. too. Read an excerpt of Lynne Truss' book, 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves: A Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.'
Theres a new British invasion coming to America and its got nothing to do with the Beatles. Its the top-selling book in England. It just beat out the latest Harry Potter book to win the British book of the year award. Its been on the best-seller list for 18 weeks. Its outselling John Grisham and its all about punctuation. No one finds this enormous success more surprising than the author herself, Lynne Truss, whose book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, made its debut in this country at number one on Amazon.com. Truss discusses the book on Today. Read an excerpt here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4695914/
The cover of the book is shown and it's an hilarious take on punctuation.
The author was on the TODAY show this morning and was delightful.
Do any of our Brit chums know about this book?


#127302 04/12/04 04:14 PM
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wow, there was a thread on this not so far back, in Miscellany. Haven't got a hold of the book as yet, but it does sound very interesting, doesn't it. Here you go..

http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=miscellany&Number=120043



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