I am all admiration for Clare Dignall, who has put together a really rigorous work-book for people who want to learn definitively where to put a hyphen, and when a question mark is not in order. It’s a funny, clever book. But above all it’s helpful.
Can You Eat, Shoot & Leave? (Workbook)
The punctuation workout for sticklers and rookies alike. With an introduction by Lynne Truss
Published October 2011
Available at all good bookshops including:Amazon, Waterstones
The punctuation panda is back!
Armed with a permanent marker, a smidgen of confidence, and a copy of ‘Can You Eat, Shoot and Leave?’, everyone now has the chance to become a member of the punctuation elite.
Established punctuation sticklers:
Fine-tune existing skills, taking guilty pleasure from testing your (already somewhat unsettling) seventh sense.
Never again inflict flawed and perplexing punctuation on your innocent readers.
The only official workbook for the international bestseller ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves.’
• Introductory Cosmo-style questionnaire helps readers identify their level of punctuation prowess.
• Mirrors the structure and light-hearted style of Lynne Truss’s hugely popular ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves’. Topics include apostrophes, commas, colons and semicolons, hyphens and more.
• Each chapter concentrates on one particular punctuation mark. Origin, usage rules and their exceptions introduce the entertaining activities which have a ‘challenge-yourself’ format.
• The bite-sized exercises in each chapter and longer texts in ‘The Final Challenge’ put punctuation skills to the test.