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Talk to the Hand By Lynne Truss

Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss

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A battle-cry for civilised behaviour from the author of the multi-million selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

Talk to the Hand Summary

Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss

A battle-cry for civilised behaviour from the author of the multi-million selling Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

"Talk to the hand 'cause the face ain't listening," the saying goes. When did the world get to be so rude? When did society become so inconsiderate? It's a topic that has been simmering for years, and Lynne Truss says that it has now reached boiling point. Taking on the boorish behaviour that has become a point of pride for some, Talk to the Hand is a rallying cry for courtesy. Like Eats, Shoots and Leaves, Talk to the Hand is a spirited conversation, not a stuffy guidebook. It is not about forks, for a start.

Why hasn't your nephew ever thanked you for that perfect Christmas present? What makes your builder think he can treat you like dirt in your own home? When you phone a utility with a complaint (and have negotiated the switchboard), why can't you ever speak to a person who is authorised to apologise? What accounts for the appalling treatment you receive in shops? Most important, what will it take to roll back a culture that applauds rudeness and finds it so amusing? For anyone who's fed up with the brutality inflicted by modern manners (and is naturally too scared to confront the actual yobs), Talk to the Hand is a colourful call to arms from the wittiest defender of the civilised world.

Talk to the Hand Reviews

'So lively, so witty, so exhilaratingly splenetic' Mail on Sunday

'Highly perceptive, passionately argued and extremely funny ... a brilliantly nailed truth about contemporary life' Sunday Telegraph

'Trademark Truss ... (very) readable, (very) funny, (very) engaging' Observer

About Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss is one of Britain's best-loved comic writers and is the author of the worldwide bestsellers Eats, Shoots & Leaves and Talk to the Hand. She reviews for the Sunday Times and writes regularly for radio.

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GOR011247765
9780007329076
0007329075
Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss
Used - Like New
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2009-10-01
244
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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