Have You Eaten Grandma?

Have You Eaten Grandma?

Summary

Pedantic about punctuation or scrupulous about spelling? You'll love this hilarious and definitive guide to 21st century language from grammar-guru Gyles Brandreth

'Brandreth excels . . . in all his linguistic joie de vivre' Guardian

Don't know if it's, like, okay to say 'like'?
Are your apostrophe's in the wrong place?
Want to make fewer not less grammatical mistakes?


Then do not despair, Have You Eaten Grandma? is the definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century.

Self-confessed grammar guru Gyles Brandreth pokes fun at the linguistic foibles of our time, tells us where we've been going wrong (and how to put it right), and reveals his tips and tricks to make every one of us better, more confident users (not abusers) of the English language. End of.

Is 'End of' alright? Wait, is 'alright' all right?

You'll find out right here . . .

This hilarious companion to 21st century language is perfect for anyone pedantic about punctuation or scrupulous about spelling.

'A laugh-a-lot, spanning everything . . . great book, I'm loving this'
Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

Reviews

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

About the author

Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, veteran of Just A Minute, QI and The One Show, former MP and Government Whip, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and founder of the 'Poetry Together' project bringing schoolchildren and older people together to learn poetry by heart. His many books include the best-selling poetry anthology, Dancing by the Light of the Moon, and the international best-seller about spelling and punctuation, Have You Eaten Grandma? With Susie Dent, the lexicographer from Countdown, he co-hosts the award-winning podcast, Something Rhymes With Purple. With Dame Sheila Hancock he presents Great Canal Journeys on Channel 4. With Dame Maureen Lipman he is a regular on Celebrity Gogglebox.

Gyles is married to writer and publisher Michèle Brown and has three children, seven grandchildren, and lives in London with his wife, his jumpers, and Nala, the neighbour's cat.
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