Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|With One Lousy Free Packet of Seed||(1994)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Tennyson's Gift||(1996)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Going Loco||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Cat Out of Hell||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Lunar Cats||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Short Story Collections
|A Certain Age||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Casebook of Inspector Steine||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|Tennyson and His Circle||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Eats, Shoots and Leaves||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Glued to the Gogglebox: 50 Years of British Television||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Making the Cat Laugh||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Talk to the Hand||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Girl's Like Spaghetti||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Twenty-Odd Ducks||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Get Her Off the Pitch!||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Lynne Truss is one of the award winning novelists from The United Kingdom who has written a few famous novels based on the nonfiction genre. She is particularly famous for writing down the successful books titled ‘Approach To Punctuation’, ‘Eats, Shoots, and Leaves’, and ‘Cat Out Of Hell’. Apart from being a successful author, Lynne is also a well known journalist in England. Author Lynne was born on May 31, 1955, in Kingston, England, The United Kingdom. In the year 2014, she was included in the list of 200 prominent public figures who became signatories to a letter given to The Guardian for opposing the Scottish Independence. The list was made public by The Guardian in the run up of the September referendum on the issue. Apart from these, author Lynne also hosted a radio series for BBC Radio 4. It was known as ‘Cutting A Dash’ and was related to punctuation. The series was directly inspired from the bestselling book by author Lynne, titled as ‘Eats, Shoots, and Leaves’. Before going on to work as a journalist and writer, author Lynne started her professional career as a literary editor. She used to work with a blue pencil, but then she got distracted and went on to try different career paths.
As of today, she has written and published a total of three books and has hosted a number of radio comedy dramas. Lynne also worked as a television critic for a period of 6 years for The Times of London. She followed this by working as a sports columnist for a period of four years in the same newspaper. Author Lynne went on to win the ‘Columnist Of The Year’ award for excellent works published in the Women’s Journal. Nowadays, author Lynne spends her time reviewing books for the Sunday Times of London as well as working on the development of the plots of her next books. She also continues to work for the BBC Radio 4 and is considered to be a familiar voice on the radio. Whenever author Lynne is not busy with her writing works, she likes to spend her time relaxing in her home in Brighton, England. Author Lynne had a sister name Kay, who died in the year 2000. Before beginning to work as a writer and journalist, author Lynne completed her schooling from different schools in Petersham, Surrey. She earned three A levels in History, English, and Religious Knowledge, and also won the Gamble Award for Literature.
After that, Lynne enrolled herself at the University College of London and obtained her Bachelor of Arts Honors in Literature and English Language. She was also awarded with the Morley Medal, the George Smith Prize, the Rosa Morrison Scholarship, and the Graduate Diploma in the year 2011-12. After completing her post graduation, author Lynne started working as a library assistant at the London Library University between the years 1973 and 1974. Then she worked as a sub-editor for the Radio Times, deputy literary editor for the Times Higher Education, and as a literary editor for The Listener. Author Lynne decided to have a change in career path and eventually began working as a freelance writer. She worked for a number of daily magazines until the year 1997. Later, Lynne was taken up by the Sunday Telegraph as a regular writer for writing 7 weekly columns for the paper. She even started working for the Saga for writing monthly columns. After spending a number of years working as a journalist, author Lynne decided to try her hand at writing books, and therefore she entered into the world of novel writing. She holds fellowships from numerous prestigious institutions like the Brighton University, the University College of London, the Open University, and the New York’s Visual Arts School.
One of the critically acclaimed standalone novels written by author Lynne Truss is titled as ‘Cat Out Of Hell’. It was released by the Melville House publishers in the year 2014. The main characters that feature in this book include Alec Charlesworth, Roger, Joanna Caton-Pines, Mary Charlesworth, Wiggy, etc. When the plot of this book begins, Alec Charlesworth is introduced as a librarian, who lives a rather lonely life. He has lost his beloved wife and his job recently. As he gets overcome by grief, he tries to search for the clues related the disappearance of his wife. He tries to search a file of interviews that took place between a man named Wiggy and a cat called Roger. At first, he cannot digest the fact that the cat is able to speak to Wiggy. But, after a while, he realizes that he has not gone mad because of his grief and that Roger (cat) is actually talking to Wiggy. Alec also begins to believe that the fear of cats is actually true, and that they are smarter than the humans and also posses nine lives. Alec also learns that Roger is older than the Methuselah and the reason behind his frightening stare is that he has seen many things in his life. As Alec Charlesworth moves further listening to the interview, he comes to know that Roger has a story to tell which is related to dark forces and a shocking local history. This story seems to have links with the death of the wife of Alec and also with the deaths of several other people of the local region. But, Alec wonders whether Roger is going to help him or he himself is linked to the dark forces. In the end, the story of the book appears to be an entertaining and addictive one. It is full of increasing suspense and funny adventures, which are liked by not only by the cat lovers but also the cat haters. Author Lynne says that after reading this book, the readers will stop looking at the cats in the same way again. The success of this book helped author Lynne to establish herself as a bestseller author.
One of the other successful standalone novel written by author Lynne Truss is titled as ‘Eats, Shoots, and Leaves’. It was published by The Penguin Group publishing in the year 2003. The story of this book deals with the way the basis of punctuation have lost their meaning over the years. Author Lynne tells that when we take a look at the neighborhood signage, we come to know that the low standards and sloppy usage of punctuation over the internet, in text messages, and in e-mails have caused it to become an endangered species. Author Lynne has made use of the witty, urbane, and the proper English way to tell the readers that it is high time now to look at the mistakes in our punctuations and see them as an essential part of our lives, so that we can communicate in a better way. The book is written by keeping in mind all those people who tend to love punctuation very much, but become disheartened when they see it mishandled these days. Author Lynne says that from the time of the Question Mark’s invention during the time of Charlemagne to the shunning of the Semicolon by George Orwell, there is a lively history of a printing convention system that needs to be preserved. And it needs to be the priority of all the users of the English language in today’s world.Book Series In Order » Authors » Lynne Truss