At last, a book stands out from the crowd

<p>Hands up who predicted what it would beTwo months after publication of David Beckham and Tom Watt's My Side (HarperCollins), the book trade was looking for another title to make the news. We desperately need books that will generate excitement as other industries compete for Christmas spending money. Such a book has arrived, in the unlikely shape of a guide to punctuation: Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Profile) by Lynne Truss.</p><p>The shortage of other candidates was apparent in the Christmas books advertisements referred to here last week. They are all attractive, and feature many enticin...

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