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Lynne Truss

Lynne Truss

L is for Loving It

What makes us write, paint, make music, draw or dance? Is it like a form of exercise? Do we just need to keep those creative juices flowing? Is it habit, custom or just inspired by plain boredom?

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As part of our Big A to Z we went to talk to a range of people from Surrey and Sussex about why they love what the arts activities they do.

Writer Lynne Truss is the author of one of the most successful British books in the past ten years.

Her work Eats, Shoots & Leaves; The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation' is about the mis-use of the English language. It was lauded by critics who said:

‘If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I’d nominate her for sainthood.’ -  Frank McCourt.

‘This book will stimulate and satisfy. It’s worth its weight in gold.’ - Boyd Tonkin, Independent.

‘A witty, elegant and passionate book that should be on every writer’s shelf.’  - Observer.

Yusuf Misdaq, local writer and musician

Yusuf Misdaq, local writer and musician

Lynne reveals revealed how shouting at the computer can be part of lovin’ it.

And Spooks star and Royal Shakespearian David Olewoyo told us why acting and the theatre are so important to him.

We also heard from a range of local artists, writers and local people about what inspired them (or not!)

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