Spitfire: the New Zealand Story by Gerard S. Morris

Talk To The Hand by Lynne Truss

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'Talk to the hand' is not a book about manners or etiquette. It is about the rudeness of the modern world, and the sense of outrage that infects us every day as we discover that other people are - generally speaking - crass, selfish and inconsiderate. That man just dropped a cigarette packet on the floor. Should you do anything? You say to the shop assistant, 'Can you tell me the price of this? There doesn't appear to be a label', and she says, 'What do you think I am, psychic?' In her follow-up to 'Eats, shoots & leaves', Lynne Truss asks why rudeness is a universal flashpoint and examines specific sources of affront. What ever happened to 'please' and 'thank you'? Why does the customer have to do all the work? Why do people behave in public as if they are in private? What ever happened to the idea of public-spiritness? It's a big rant, essentailly. But on the plus side, it's quite short and has virtually no hard facts to detain the reader or slow the arguement. Potential readers are advised that there is nothing about pandas or punctuation in this book, and that anyone scouring the text for grammatical error will be considered a bit of a bore. It that a rude thing to say? As always, it isn't easy to be categorical. This 2005 Profile Books Hardback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9781861979339 SKU: 1225595 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.