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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Minding Ps & Qs

She's up to sales of 2.5 million worldwide of that punctuation guide, Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

Now Lynne Truss has set her sights on Good Manners.

It wasn't that I fell wholesale for her literary lashings - I'm more in the New Yorker camp - but I liked her abrasive non-nonsense tone.

Anyway, phew! My original guides by the original Miss Manners look somewhat bettered - all but the scarcely-fingered directions on to rearing great Children.

Little did we know that our darlings would spring perfect from the womb, leaving us the only tome to heed the one on how they might raise us.


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