Continuing the description of books on words and language listed in the introductory post, which you’ll find here.
Book 20: New Hart’s Rules:
Hardback, 464 pages. Subtitled, The Oxford Style Guide, it was first published in 2005 by Oxford University Press. Mine is the 2014 edition and I paid £14.99 for it. The book is a completely revised and enlarged version of the old ‘Hart’s Rules for Compositors and Readers’, which I reviewed here in post 16 of this series.
I bought it because, as a writer, I feel I owe my readers as complete a knowledge of the tools of my trade as I can manage. Much has changed in the worlds of publishing and writing since I acquired the older version of this invaluable volume.
The book begins with a detailed description of the ‘parts of a book’, which explains how a book is constructed. This relates…
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