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Eats, Shoots & Leaves

(2002)
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A bona fide publishing phenomenon, Lynne Truss's now classic #1 New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves makes its paperback debut after selling over 3 million copies worldwide in hardcover.

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 e-mail, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species.

In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor 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. BACKCOVER: Praise for Lynne Truss and Eats, Shoots & Leaves:

Eats, Shoots & Leaves "makes correct usage so cool that you have to admire Ms. Truss."
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Witty, smart, passionate."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books Of 2004: Nonfiction

"Who knew grammar could be so much fun?"
--Newsweek

"Witty and instructive. . . . Truss is an entertaining, well-read scold in a culture that could use more scolding."
--USA Today "Truss is William Safire crossed with John Cleese's Basil Fawlty."
--Entertainment Weekly

"Lynne Truss has done the English-speaking world a huge service."
--The Christian Science Monitor

"This book changed my life in small, perfect ways like learning how to make better coffee or fold an omelet. It's the perfect gift for anyone who cares about grammar and a gentle introduction for those who don't care enough."
--The Boston Sunday Globe

"Lynne Truss makes [punctuation] a joy to contemplate."
--Elle

"If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I'd nominate her for sainthood." --Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes

"Truss's scholarship is impressive and never dry."
--Edmund Morris, The New York Times Book Review

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves Illustrated Edition by Lynne Truss (2008-10-16)
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-59240-391-3 / 978-1-59240-391-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gotham
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September 2006 : UK Hardback

Title: Eats Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-84668-014-X / 978-1-84668-014-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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September 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves For Children: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-86197-816-2 / 978-1-86197-816-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-399-24491-3 / 978-0-399-24491-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eats, Shoots, and Leaves
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-7865-5261-1 / 978-0-7865-5261-0 (USA edition)
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August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-7862-6837-9 / 978-0-7862-6837-5 (USA edition)
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2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eats,Shoots & Leaves - The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (non-fiction)
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-7540-9572-X / 978-0-7540-9572-9 (UK edition)
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-59240-087-6 / 978-1-59240-087-4 (USA edition)
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January 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-86197-612-7 / 978-1-86197-612-3 (UK edition)
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Paperback Editions

October 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Eats More, Shoots & Leaves: Why, All Punctuation Marks Matter!
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-984815-74-1 / 978-1-984815-74-3
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
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February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-00-736841-0 / 978-0-00-736841-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Can You Eat, Shoot & Leave? (Workbook)
Author(s): Clare Dignall, Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-00-745702-2 / 978-0-00-745702-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins
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October 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Can You Eat, Shoot & Leave? (Workbook)
Author(s): Clare Dignall
ISBN: 0-00-744093-6 / 978-0-00-744093-1 (UK edition)
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1792 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eats, Shoots and Leaves
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ISBN: 0-00-786193-1 / 978-0-00-786193-4 (UK edition)
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Illustrated Ed.: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-59240-488-X / 978-1-59240-488-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gotham
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-00-732906-7 / 978-0-00-732906-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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July 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eats Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-84668-035-2 / 978-1-84668-035-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-59240-203-8 / 978-1-59240-488-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avery
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2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-545-04222-4 / 978-0-545-04222-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eats Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 1-86197-677-1 / 978-1-86197-677-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Profile Books
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2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: the Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-7540-9593-2 / 978-0-7540-9593-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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Audio Editions

October 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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May 2004 : UK Audio CD

Title: Cutting a Dash: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-563-52620-3 / 978-0-563-52620-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Radio
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May 2004 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-563-52615-7 / 978-0-563-52615-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Radio
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April 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-14-280082-1 / 978-0-14-280082-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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April 2004 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Eats Shoots And Leaves Unabridged Cassettes
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-14-280081-3 / 978-0-14-280081-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio USA
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April 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves (Cutting a Dash)
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-563-52596-7 / 978-0-563-52596-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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March 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Cutting a Dash (Eats, Shoots & Leaves)
Author(s): Lynne Truss
ISBN: 0-563-52502-9 / 978-0-563-52502-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: BBC Physical Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Can You Eat, Shoot & Leave? (Workbook)
Author(s): Clare Dignall, Lynne Truss
Publisher: Collins
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May 2011 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Eats, Shoots and Leaves
Author(s): Lynne Truss
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author(s): Lynne Truss
Publisher: Avery
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