A hilarious lament on the misuse of English grammar from the self-proclaimed punctuation perfectionist Gyles Brandreth.
Gyles Daubeney Brandreth is an English theatre producer, actor,
politician, journalist, author and TV presenter. Born in Germany,
he moved to London at the age of three and, after his education at
New College, Oxford, he began his career in television.
He went from presenting Puzzle Party in the 1970s, to appearing in Countdown's Dictionary Corner for over 300 episodes. His career has since encompassed becoming an MP and appearing regularly on TV and radio, but writing is his true passion.
His past books include; Word Play, Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations and Breaking the Code- Westminster Diaries.
Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book,
I'm loving this * Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 *
Brilliant, clear, entertaining, very funny and often outright silly. Brandreth excels . . . in all his linguistic joie de vivre and amusing self-awareness * Guardian *
A witty and well-informed guide to the vagaries of English grammar. Heed his words; you won't regret it * Country & Town House, (Best Books to Go Under the Christmas Tree) *
Whether you are obsessed with getting grammar right, baffled by grammar or (like us) just in love with words, you are going to love this. A hilarious and definitive guide to 21st-century language * Newcastle Evening Chronicle *
An informal guide to punctuation, spelling and good English for the twenty-first century * Strong Words *
This is a grammar guide that only Gyles Brandreth could write! Full of humour throughout, this is his definitive guide to punctuation, spelling and good English for the twenty-first century * Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald *
The wordsmith's wordsmith guides us through the delights of the English language * Daily Mail *