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Talk to the Hand

by Lynne Truss

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Following on from her bestselling book on punctuation, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Lynne Truss turns her attention to the sorry state of modern manners with equal wit. She is fast becoming a national treasure.

Talk to the Hand Synopsis

“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 & 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 Press Reviews

‘Talk to the Hand … seems, like Eats, Shoots & Leaves, to have tapped into a vein ­â€“ it’s a zeitgeist. People are beginning to get really fed up, so maybe we’ll have some kind of quiet revolution.’
— Judy Finnegan, Richard and Judy

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ISBN: 9781861979797
Publication date: 14/10/2006
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781846680366
Publication date: 24/10/2005
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781861979797
Publication date: 14th October 2006
Author: Lynne Truss
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, The Real World,
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About Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss is one of Britain’s top comic writers and is the author of the number one bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. It has sold over three million copies worldwide and won the British Book of the Year award in 2004. She has also written four comic books, Going Loco, Making the Cat Laugh, Tennyson’s Gift and With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed, all available from Profile Books. She is also a regular presenter on Radio 4 and a guest presenter for many other programmes. She lives in Brighton.Below is a Q & A with this ...

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