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What happened to the cat? Lynne Truss at the Marlborough Festival of Literature

28 Sep
Lynne Truss at Marlborough Literature Festival

Lynne Truss at Marlborough Literature Festival

“A thing of mine is to fall in love with one of my characters,” Lynne Truss divulges. “In Eats, Shoots and Leaves it was a colon.”

I’m hoping my grammar is all present and correct in this piece. I am a student of the eighties, after all, when sentence structure and spelling weren’t paid any attention.

But the book of grammar pedantry that made her a best seller wasn’t the main topic of conversation. Lynne loves writing for actors: “It’s my favourite thing.” She finds it hard to describe her latest novel (and the first one in fifteen years) so instead reads us a monologue, The Wife, she wrote for Radio Four, broadcast back in 2007. Continue reading