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Have You Eaten Grandma?

Or, the Life-Saving Importance of Correct Punctuation, Grammar, and Good English

September 10, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781982127411
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For anyone who wants to make fewer (not less) grammar mistakes, this "passionate, enlightening, and easily navigable manual is certainly the right book at the right time" (Publishers Weekly)--reminiscent of the New York Times bestseller Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

Our language is changing, literary levels are declining, and our grasp of grammar is at a crisis point. From commas to colons, apostrophes to adverbs, there are countless ways we can make mistakes when writing or speaking. But do not despair! Great Britain's most popular grammar guru has created the ultimate modern manual for English speakers on both sides of the Atlantic.

In this "irreverent and conversational" (Booklist) guide to proper punctuation and so much more, Gyles Brandreth explores the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us what we've been doing wrong, and shows us how to can get it right every time. Covering everything from dangling participles to transitive verbs, from age-old conundrums like "lay" vs. "lie," to the confounding influences of social media on our everyday language, Have You Eaten Grandma? is an endlessly useful and entertaining resource for all.

About this Author

Gyles Brandreth is a prominent BBC broadcaster, novelist, biographer, and a former Member of Parliament. He is also the author of the Oscar Wilde Mystery series. Find out more at

ISBN: 9781982127411
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 320
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: 2024-09-10


"[A] witty usage guide... Bolstered with an epilogue giving straightforward definitions for different parts of speech, his passionate, enlightening, and easily navigable manual is certainly the right book at the right time." 

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