Have You Eaten Grandma?
Gyles Brandreth

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Narrated By: Gyles Brandreth

Duration: 7 hours and 16 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Have You Eaten Grandma? written and read by Gyles Brandreth.

'Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book, I'm loving this' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

It can be much harder than it seems; commas, colons, semi-colons and even apostrophes can drive us all mad at times, but it riles no one more than the longest-serving resident of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, grammar guru Gyles Brandreth.

In this brilliantly funny tirade and guide, Gyles anatomizes the linguistic horrors of our times, tells us where we've been going wrong (and why) and shows us how, in future, we can get it right every time. Is 'alright' all right? You'll find out right here. From dangling clauses to gerunds, you'll also discover why Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

In Have You Eaten Grandma? he waxes lyrical about the importance of language as, after all, it is what we use to define ourselves and, ultimately, is what makes us human.

And why not check out the Have You Eaten Grandma? podcast, starring Gyles and a host of other grammar and linguisitic lovers and experts

Genre

Slang & dialect humour, Humour collections & anthologies, Grammar, syntax & morphology, Language: reference & general, Language learning: grammar, vocabulary & pronunciation, Memory improvement & thinking techniques

Listen to a sample

This is a grammar guide that only Gyles Brandreth could write! Full of humour throughout, this is his definitive guide to punctuation, spelling and good English for the twenty-first century

Stratford-Upon-Avon Herald

The wordsmith's wordsmith guides us through the delights of the English language

Daily Mail

A witty and well-informed guide to the vagaries of English grammar. Heed his words; you won't regret it

Country & Town House, (Best Books to Go Under the Christmas Tree)

An informal guide to punctuation, spelling and good English for the twenty-first century

Strong Words

Brilliant, clear, entertaining, very funny and often outright silly. Brandreth excels . . . in all his linguistic joie de vivre and amusing self-awareness

Guardian

Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book, I'm loving this

Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

Whether you are obsessed with getting grammar right, baffled by grammar or (like us) just in love with words, you are going to love this. A hilarious and definitive guide to 21st-century language