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First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life. by [Moran, Joe]
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First You Write a Sentence.: The Elements of Reading, Writing … and Life. Kindle Edition

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Length: 240 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
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What a lovely thing this is: a book that delights in the sheer textural joy of good sentences. Joe Moran has written a book about writing that is itself a collection of sentences to inspire, divert and console. Any aspiring writer should read it, if only to be reminded how crazily hard it is to write words 'in such a way that they can be deciphered in your absence' (Bee Wilson)

Thoughtful, engaging, and lively exposé of the quirks and beauties of the full sentence . . . It's a style guide by stealth: when you've read it, you realise you've changed your attitude to writing (and reading). (John Simpson, formerly Chief Editor of the OED and author of The Word Detective)

Joe Moran is the most perceptive and original observer of British life that we have (Matthew Engel)

Moran has fast become Britain's foremost explorer and explainer of the disregarded (Juliet Gardiner, author of 'Wartime: Britain 1939-1945')

Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction. (Helen Davies Sunday Times)

Moran is a wonderful, witty writer, and here he surpasses himself (Marcus Berkmann (on Shrinking Violets) Daily Mail)

Joe Moran has a genius for turning the prosaic poetic (Peter Hennessy)

Joe Moran is a wonderfully gifted social historian...he has the poet's ability to find the remarkable in the commonplace (Craig Brown)

Moran's genius is to show us what was right in front of us all along (Bee Wilson)

Moran is a past master at producing fine, accessible non-fiction. His trick is to take what might be considered a perfectly ordinary behaviour ... and uncover fact after fascinating fact (Helen Davies Sunday Times)

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A style guide by stealth - how anyone can write well (and can enjoy good writing)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1224 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (27 September 2018)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,426 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 starsWell written and laid back, a fun book to read about writing
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