Eats Shoots and Leaves by Lynn Truss, is officially one of my all time favourite books. Who would have thought a book about punctuation could have me giggling and snorting, my nose so glued to the page, I honestly couldn't put it down once I started reading it.
I'm going to share a couple of her little gems of wisdom with you, just to whet your appetite.
Taken from the "style book of a national newspaper: punctuation is 'a courtesy designed to help readers to understand a story without stumbling'."
Punctuation is just good manners and: "Truly good manners are invisible: they ease the way for others, without drawing attention to themselves."
"Punctuation directs you how to read, in the way musical notation directs a musician how to play."
What a lovely picture. Who ever dreamed punctuation could be so artistic, so beautiful, so precisely particular?!
Get the book! It is a must for every bookshelf.