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Lynne Truss - Talk To The Hand (2nd Hand Hardback)

£4.20
SKU B001850
Synopsis

Sticklers unite!

The Queen of Zero Tolerance takes on the sorry state of modern manners, in the spirit of her three million copy worldwide bestseller, Eats Shoots & Leaves.

"Talk to the hand 'cause the face ain't listening," . . . the saying goes.

When did the world get to be so rude? When did society become so inconsiderate?

It's a topic that has been simmering for years, and Lynne Truss says that it has 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.

Like Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Talk to the Hand is a spirited conversation, not a stuffy guidebook. It is not about forks, for a start. Why hasn't your nephew ever thanked you for that perfect Christmas present? What makes your builder think he can treat you like dirt in your own home? When you phone a utility with a complaint (and have negotiated the switchboard), why can't you ever speak to a person who is authorised to apologise? What accounts for the appalling treatment you receive in shops? Most important, what will it take to roll back a culture that applauds rudeness and finds it so amusing?

For anyone who's fed up with the brutality inflicted by modern manners (and is naturally too scared to confront the actual yobs), Talk to the Hand is a colourful call to arms - from the wittiest defender of the civilised world.

Details
  • Format : Smaller 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Humorous Non-Fiction
  • Published : 2005 (Profile Books - 1st UK Edition)
  • ISBN : 9781861979339
  • SKU : B001850
  • PPC : LL350gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
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The Author

Lynne Truss is a writer and journalist who started out as a literary editor with a blue pencil and then got sidetracked. The author of three novels and numerous radio comedy dramas, she spent six years as the television critic of The Times of London, followed by four (rather peculiar) years as a sports columnist for the same newspaper.

She won Columnist of the Year for her work for Women's Journal. Lynne Truss also hosted Cutting a Dash, a popular BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation. She now reviews books for the Sunday Times of London and is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Brighton, England.

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