Cecilia Watson was obsessive about grammar rules - until she started teaching. At which point she realised that rules aren't always the best way to make words say what you want them to; that they are sometimes best ignored.
The semicolon encapsulates this issue more clearly than any other punctuation mark. Love it or hate it, many are scared to go near it. But why? Have we been misusing it all along? When is it most effective? Why should you even care? This delightful blend of history, literary criticism and grammar guide is here to answer those questions.