Lynne Truss

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Lynne Truss
Born (1955-05-31) 31 May 1955 (age 61)
Kingston upon Thames, England
Occupation Author
Nationality English

Lynne Truss (born 31 May 1955[1]) is an English writer and journalist. Her book Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation was a best-seller in 2003. In August 2014, Truss was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.[2]

Cutting a Dash[edit]

Cutting a Dash was a BBC Radio 4 series about punctuation, hosted by Lynne Truss. It was the direct inspiration for Truss's best-selling book Eats, Shoots & Leaves.[3]

BBC Radio 4 comedy series[edit]

Truss has written many radio comedy series, for Radio 4 in particular, including:

Acropolis Now a sitcom set in Ancient Greece, broadcast in two series in 2000 and 2002.

Four series of Inspector Steine, including "The Casebook of Inspector Steine", "The Adventures of Inspector Steine" and “The Return of Inspector Steine”, set in and around a Brighton police station in the 1950s.

“Gossip from the Garden Pond” and “Rumblings from the Rafters”, comedy series revealing the truth about life in a garden pond and in a draughty old attic in a house.





  1. ^ "Lynne Truss". Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Celebrities' open letter to Scotland – full text and list of signatories | Politics". 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  3. ^ Truss, Lynne (2003). Eats, Shoots & Leaves. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-612-7. 

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