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Richard Thomas Osman is an English television presenter, producer, director and novelist, best known for being the creator and co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless.
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The Tin Roof Blowdown
A Dave Robicheaux Novel
James Lee Burke - Feb 27, 2018 (first published in 2007)
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In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana.This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof Blowdown, begins, Hurricane Katrina has left...
Richard Osman
Sep 19, 2020
@simonmayo @SSCav @adrianmckinty Love that book!     source
A Far Cry from Kensington
Muriel Spark - May 27, 2014 (first published in 1988)
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Rich and slim, the celebrated author Nancy Hawkins takes us in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London, where she spends her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt publisher (“of very good books”) and her nights dispensing advice at her small South Kensington rooming house. Everywhere Mrs. Hawkins finds evil: with aplomb, ho...
Richard Osman
Feb 28, 2020
@JConUK Love that book!     source
Fighter
Andy Lee - Apr 19, 2019
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An epic and moving journey, from the backstreets of London and Limerick to the summit of the worlds most unforgiving sport.In 2005, at the age of twenty, Andy Lee left Ireland to make it in the harsh world of professional boxing. Leaving home for the dust and faded glamour of Detroit, over the next ten years, under the guidance of the legendary Ema...
Richard Osman
Feb 23, 2020
Great to see Andy Lee in Tyson’s corner. If you haven’t read it, his book ‘Fighter’ about his boxing career is absolutely terrific.     source
You
A Novel (1) (The You Series)
Caroline Kepnes - Aug 28, 2018 (first published in 2014)
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When a beautiful aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friend...
Richard Osman
Sep 25, 2019
‘You’ by Caroline Kepnes is an extraordinary book. So brutal, yet so funny, so cool, yet so terrifying. I can see now why there is praise on the back from Stephen King AND Lena Dunham. Amazing writing.     source
The Miracle of Castel di Sangro
A Tale of Passion and Folly in the Heart of Italy
Joe McGinniss - Jun 06, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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Master storyteller Joe McGinniss travels to Italy to cover the unlikely success of a ragtag minor league soccer team--and delivers a brilliant and utterly unforgettable story of life in an off-the-beaten-track Italian village.When Joe McGinniss sets out for the remote Italian village of Castel di Sangro one summer, he merely intends to spend a seas...
Richard Osman
Sep 22, 2019
@sportingintel Love that book!     source
The Couple Next Door
A Novel
Shari Lapena - May 30, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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It all started at a dinner party. . .A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighbors--a twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives. . .Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all--a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night w...
Richard Osman
Jul 18, 2019
Just finished this wonderful book by the brilliant @sharilapena. So full of twists, yet so utterly believable. Loved it!     source