The British author of the surprise bestseller (on both sides of the Atlantic) Eats, Shoots and Leaves, a witty prescription for more careful punctuation, has signed for a new book with her U.S. publisher, Bill Shinker at Gotham. He signed while author Lynne Truss was touring the country for the second time to add to her million-plus sales so far. Her new book will be about manners, their importance and the need for better ones. Erin Moore will edit the new book, as she did the last, and the aim is to publish next fall, at the same time as the book is released in the U.K. The deal was signed with George Lucas at Inkwell Management, acting on behalf of Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates in London.
Volume 251 Issue 48 11/29/2004