2005, 1st edition, 1st printing; Gotham Books, New York; "First Printing November 2005" stated; smaller hardbound in ivory and blue boards; very good condition with unmarked pages, appears unread; dust jacket very good.
Sticklers, rejoice! Zero tolerance takes on modern manners... Home and Bolt the Door.' The scourge of bad punctuators everywhere returns with an analysis of etiquette and manners (or the lack of) in modern society. inconsiderate? It's a topic that's been simmering for years and Lynne Truss says that its now reached boiling point. Taking on the boorish behaviour that has become a point of pride for some, Talk to the Hand is a rallying cry for courtesy. neglected but vital subject of punctuation. When social histories come to be written of the first decade of the 21st century, people will note a turning point in 2003 when declining standards of punctuation were reversed. Linguists will record Lynne Truss as the saviour of the semi-colon and the avenging angel of the apostrophe. subject: manners.