Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Eats, Shoots & Leaves

A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.

"Why?" asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.

"I'm a panda," he says at the door. "Look it up."

The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation.

"Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."


Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens.

We all had the basic rules of punctuation drilled into us at school, but punctuation pedants have good reason to suspect they never sank in. ‘Its Summer!’ screams a sign that sets our teeth on edge. ‘Pansy’s ready’, we learn to our considerable interest (‘Is she?’) as we browse among the bedding plants.

It is not only the rules of punctuation that have come under attack but also a sense of why they matter. In this runaway bestseller, Lynne Truss takes the fight to emoticons and greengrocers’ apostrophes with a war cry of ‘Sticklers unite!’

Books Detail
Book Status Looks Like New
No Of Pages 209 Pages
Book Cover Paper Back
Author Name Lynne Truss
Publisher Fourth Estate
Online Store Price Rs.300
ISBN-13 9780007329069

Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!
    Bad           Good
  • Views: 469
  • Author : Lynne Truss
  • ISBN No : 9780007329069
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
1 Product(s) Sold
  • ₹59.00

Tags: Fiction, Humor, Eats Shoots and Leaves, Lynne Truss