Have You Eaten Grandma?

Brandreth, Gyles

£8.99

It can be much harder than it seems; commas, colons, semi-colons and even apostrophes can drive us all mad at times, but it riles no one more than the longest-serving resident of Countdown’s Dictionary Corner, grammar guru Gyles Brandreth. In this brilliantly funny tirade and guide, Gyles anatomizes the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us where we’ve been going wrong (and why) and shows us how, in future, we can get it right every time.

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Pedantic about punctuation or scrupulous about spelling? You’ll love this hilarious and definitive guide to 21st century language from grammar-guru Gyles Brandreth

‘Brandreth excels . . . in all his linguistic joie de vivre’ Guardian

Don’t know if it’s, like, okay to say ‘like’?
Are your apostrophe’s in the wrong place?
Want to make fewer not less grammatical mistakes?

Then do not despair, Have You Eaten Grandma? is the definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century.

Self-confessed grammar guru Gyles Brandreth pokes fun at the linguistic foibles of our time, tells us where we’ve been going wrong (and how to put it right), and reveals his tips and tricks to make every one of us better, more confident users (not abusers) of the English language. End of.

Is ‘End of’ alright? Wait, is ‘alright’ all right?

You’ll find out right here . . .

This hilarious companion to 21st century language is perfect for anyone pedantic about punctuation or scrupulous about spelling.

‘A laugh-a-lot, spanning everything . . . great book, I’m loving this’
Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

Additional information

Weight 223 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 19 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

310

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

428.2 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K