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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. (aggiunto da Random House)… (altro)
The grammatical guru behind the #1 international bestseller Eats, Shoots and Leaves visits with her new novel, a humorous tale of cats, mystery, and murder.
For people who both love and hate cats comes the tale of Dr. "Wiggy" Winterton, a librarian who finds himself suddenly alone: he's just lost his job, his beloved wife has just died, and to top it all off, his sister has disappeared. Overcome by grief, he stands in his sister's kitchen staring at the only witness to what's happened to her—her cat, Roger. Who then speaks to him. It takes a while for Wiggy to realize he's not gone mad from grief, that the cat is actually speaking . . . and that much of what we fear about cats is true. They do think they're smarter than humans, for one thing, and, well, it seems they are! What's more, they do have nine lives. Or at least this one does: Roger's older than Methuselah, and his unblinking stare comes from the fact that he's seen it all. And he's got a tale to tell, a tale of shocking local history and dark forces that may link not only the death of Wiggy's wife, but also several other local deaths, as well as the disappearance of his sister. But will the cat help Wiggy, or is he one of the dark forces?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lynne Truss is the author of the New York Times bestseller Talk to the Hand, and The Lynne Truss Treasury, and Eats, Shoots & Leaves, for which she won Britainas Book of the Year Award and has sold over three million copies worldwide. Truss is a regular host on BBC Radio 4, a Times (London) columnist, and the author of numerous radio comedy dramas.
Location: Street: 300 West Camelback Road City: Phoenix, Province: Arizona Postal Code: 85013 Country: United States (aggiunto da IndieBound)… (altro)
FEATURE EVENT! Bestselling Author of Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, Lynne Truss, Brings Us Cat Out of Hell
I LOVE THIS WOMAN AND I LOVE THIS BOOK! - Kelly, owner of Fountain
Acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Lynne Truss (Eats, Shoots & Leaves) is back with a mesmerizing and hilarious tale of cats and murder.
Lynne Truss is the author of Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, which spent 45 weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list—3 at #1—and was the USA Today Book of the Year 2004, and Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or, Six Good Reasons to Stay at Home and Bolt the Door, which was also a New York Times bestseller. Her children’s book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference spent 7 weeks on the New York Times children’s bestseller list—4 at #1—and was a Book Sense Book of the Year Honor Book, as well as a KidsReads.com Best Book of the Year.
Location: Street: 1312 E. Cary St. City: Richmond, Province: Virginia Postal Code: 23219-4118 Country: United States (aggiunto da IndieBound)… (altro)
The author of the famous book on punctuation, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss gives us a sensational new mystery, Cat Out of Hell. Truss herself says, “It concerns the mystery of a missing woman, a talking cat called Roger, a remote seaside cottage, and a nice retired librarian with a dog called Watson.” The Times calls Cat Out of Hell, “Not unlike Sherlock Holmes solving The Master and Margarita with the help of Jeeves.” Truss has written several books on punctuation, Tennyson, cats, and one book on her obsession with sport called Get Her Off the Pitch. She lives in England.
Location: Street: 55 Haywood St City: Asheville, Province: North Carolina Postal Code: 28801 Country: United States (aggiunto da IndieBound)… (altro)
Why do we devote more time to the Wars of the Roses or the Normandy Landings than to looking at history through a domestic telescope, where most human life has always been conducted? Bill Bryson, the renowned travel writer and author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, embarked on a journey around his own house, making some detours along the way to take in architecture, epidemics, crinolines as well as toilets. He discusses what he discovered about the history of private life with Lynne Truss, whose recent book, Get Her Off the Pitch, charts her misadventures through the world of sport. (DeadGoodBooks)… (altro)
Midsummer Nights - Kate Atkinson, Lynne Truss and Jeanette Winterson.
Tickets £10 To celebrate its 75th year, Glyndebourne commissioned some of our best writers to compose a story inspired by a favourite opera.The resulting anthology, edited by Jeanette Winterson, is set to become a classic. So bring your picnic hampers and champagne and listen to Kate Atkinson on La Traviata, Lynne Truss on The Turn of the Screw and Jeanette Winterson on La Fanciulla del West. Kate Atkinson is the author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum and When will there be good news? Lynne Truss, novelist and playwright, is the author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves; Jeanette Winterson is the author of Oranges are Not the Only Fruit and The Passion. (DeadGoodBooks)… (altro)
Tickets £10. "Diana Athill and Katherine Whitehorn. Chaired by Lynne Truss.
Diana Athill’s Somewhere Towards the End is a candid and amusing book about getting old, including the decline of sexual desire. Katherine Whitehorn’s Selective Memory is equally honest and unflinching about her career, long marriage and grief at the loss of her husband. Diana Athill is a distinguished editor and has written five volumes of memoirs; Katherine Whitehorn is a ground-breaking journalist and author. They discuss the pleasures and pains of looking back, together with Lynne Truss, novelist and best-selling author of Eats, Shoots and Leaves." (christiguc)… (altro)