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Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
 

Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen (Hardback)

By Norris, Mary

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Mary Norris has spent more than three decades guarding The New Yorker s grand traditions of grammar and usage, and she has been hailed by John McPhee as the verbal diagnostician I would turn to for a first, second, or third opinion on just about anything. Now she brings her vast ...experience and sharpened pencil to help the rest of us in a charming language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Between You & Me features Norris s laugh-out-loud exhortations about exclamation marks and emoticons, comma faults and curse words; her memorable exchanges about usage with writers such as Ian Frazier, Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders; and her loving meditations on the most important tools of the trade. Readers and writers will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise new friend in love with language.
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ISBN 9780393240184
Released NZ 5 May 2015
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780393240184
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Released 5 May 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Norris, Mary
Category Writing & Editing Guides
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 428
Weight 391g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English language - Punctuation, Comma, English language - Errors in usage, Norris, Mary
NBS Text Usage & Writing Guides
ONIX Text General/trade

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