An updated and refreshed edition of this bestselling guide to English usage.
Ann Wroe is the Obituaries Editor of The Economist. After taking a first-class degree in History and a doctorate in medieval history (Oxford, 1975) she worked at the BBC World Service, covering French and Italian politics. She joined The Economist in 1976 to cover American politics, and has held the posts of Books and Arts editor (1988-1992) and US editor (1992-2000). She has edited the Obituaries page, usually writing the obituaries herself, since October 2003. She lives in London.