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Plain Words
Author: Rebecca Gowers

ISBN: 9780241960349
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 27 May 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6
Description:
'Be short, be simple, be human.'

This classic work is the quintessential guide to writing good clear English. Now updated in a new edition, but with all its original charm, it offers indispensable advice on everything from the correct use of semicolons to avoiding clichés and jargon. It is a vital resource for anyone who wants to write in a strong, plain style, and who recoils from words such as 'operationalisation'.

About the Authors

Sir Ernest Gowers was born in 1880, and became a leading civil servant. He ran the civil defence of London during the Second World War, chaired the Royal Commission into Capital Punishment, wrote the bestseller, Plain Words, and became the first editor of H. W. Fowler's classic Dictionary of Modern English Usage.

Rebecca Gowers is the author of The Swamp of Death, shortlisted for the CWA non-fiction Golden Dagger Award, and of two novels, When to Walk and The Twisted Heart, both longlisted for the Orange Prize.

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