4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Desktop friend, 8 Dec. 2010
As a novice writer, in 1999 I bought my first copy of 'On Writing Well' and discovered a real gem.
So straightforward and sensible, this book 'cuts to the chase' as it brings to the reader the nuts and bolts of writing non-fiction in a delightful manner. I note that a revised [35th] edition will be published in 2011.
Not only have I re-read my copy several times, I have recently bought copies for friends and family to let them share in practical advice the author has put across with such flair and wit. I strongly recommend 'On Writing Well' together with the superb companion book: ' The Elements of Style' by W Strunk and E B White.
R C Chartres, Perthshire, UK