10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good, not just for grammar,
This review is from: For Who the Bell Tolls (Hardcover)
I bought this for my daughter but have ended up dipping into it so much that I have pretty much read the whole thing. The author is superb and confident when it comes to grammar, but what makes the book stand out (as well as the warm, chatty style) are his thoughts on the idea of 'political correctness gone mad'. I found it brave and moving, and it really made me think about the damage caused by words used carelessly.
As a sub-editor I expected to enjoy it, but when it was left lying around on holiday last week, family members who would never normally spend time reading a grammar book picked it up and all found something to interest them. I'd recommend it as a Christmas present for anyone with the slightest stirrings of love for the English language.