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Finding fun in serial commas and ancient Greek

Author and former New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris, also known as the Comma Queen, spoke about her new book at The White Hart on Wednesday, April 17. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

SALISBURY — Mary Norris looked around the room at The White Hart inn in Salisbury and said, “I don’t know, this might be too classy for me.”

Norris, a recently retired copy editor at The New Yorker magazine, was in town on Wednesday, April 17, to promote her new book, “Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen.” It follows her first book, “Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen,” which came out in 2016.

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