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Have You Eaten Grandma? By Gyles Brandreth

Have You Eaten Grandma?
by Gyles Brandreth

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Have You Eaten Grandma? Summary


Have You Eaten Grandma? by Gyles Brandreth

A hilarious and definitive guide to 21st century language from grammar-guru Gyles Brandreth.

'Brilliant, clear, entertaining, very funny and often outright silly. Brandreth excels . . . in all his linguistic joie de vivre' Guardian
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Why, like, does everyone keep saying 'like'?

Why do apostrophe's keep turning up in the wrong place?

Why do we get confused when using foreign phrases - and vice versa?

Is it 'may be' or 'maybe'? Should it be 'past' or 'passed'? Is it 'referenda' or 'referendums'?

FFS, what's happening to our language!?

Our language is changing, literacy levels are dwindling and our grasp of grammar is at crisis point, so you wouldn't be alone in thinking WTF! But do not despair, Have You Eaten Grandma? is here: Gyles Brandreth's definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century.

Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation) Gyles, the Just A Minute regular and self-confessed grammar guru, skewers the linguistic horrors of our time, tells us where we've been going wrong (and why), and reveals his tips and tricks to ensure that, in future, we make fewer (rather than 'less') mistakes. End of.

(Is 'End of' alright? Is 'alright' all right? You'll find out right here . . . )

'Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book, I'm loving this' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

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Have You Eaten Grandma? Reviews


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 *

About 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.

Additional information

GOR009398227
Have You Eaten Grandma? by Gyles Brandreth
Gyles Brandreth
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2018-10-04
320
0241352630
9780241352632
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.