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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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Richard Osman
Apr 25, 2021
Couldn't agree more, this book is AMAZING! It will be a modern classic. #BarbaraThrowsAWobbler      source
The Tin Men
Michael Frayn - Aug 04, 2015 (first published in 1965)
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The William Morris Institute of Automation Research is working hard to simplify our lives by programming computers to carry out life’s routine tasks. Whether it’s resolving ethical dilemmas, writing pornographic novels, saying prayers, or watching sports, these automation experts are developing machines to handle it all, enabling us to enjoy more f...
Richard Osman
Apr 09, 2021
@LittleVole Love that book!      source
11/22/63
A Novel
Stephen King - Jul 24, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Dallas, 11/22/63: Three shots ring out.President John F. Kennedy is dead.Life can turn on a dimeor stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in a Maine town. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry someh...
Richard Osman
Apr 09, 2021
@KateFitzy3 @StephenKing Love that book!      source
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Golden Hill
A Novel of Old New York
Francis Spufford - Feb 06, 2018
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“Gorgeously crafted…Spufford's sprawling recreation here is pitch perfect.” —Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air“A fast-paced romp that keeps its eyes on the moral conundrums of America.” —The New Yorker“Delirious storytelling backfilled with this much intelligence is a rare and happy sight.” —The New York Times“Golden Hill possesses a fluency and immediac...
Richard Osman
Feb 02, 2021
I think my favourite book of the last 5 years was 'Golden Hill' by Francis Spufford. His second novel 'Light Perpetual' is out on Thursday and looks amazing too. Can't wait!      source
The Tin Roof Blowdown
A Dave Robicheaux Novel
Dave Robicheaux Series
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
Moonflower Murders
A Novel
Anthony Horowitz - Nov 10, 2020
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Featuring his famous literary detective Atticus Pund and Susan Ryeland, hero of the worldwide bestseller Magpie Murders, a brilliantly complex literary thriller with echoes of Agatha Christie from New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.Retired publisher Susan Ryeland is living the good life. She is running a small hotel on a Greek islan...
Richard Osman
Jun 22, 2020
Just finished the new @AnthonyHorowitz book 'Moonflower Murders'. Absolutlely loved it. So, clever, just masterful stuff.      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
The Spy and the Traitor
The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Ben MacIntyre - Aug 06, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. "The best true spy story I have ever read."--JOHN LE CARR� If anyone could be considered a Russian counter...
Richard Osman
Dec 11, 2019
@iainkevanmorris My favourite book of the year. I’m guessing you’ve read his others?      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 by Shari Lapena
Run Away by Harlan Coben
How to be a Parent by Philippa Perry
Towards the End of the Morning by Michael Frayn
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Alan Partridge by Alan Partridge
The First Bad Man by Miranda July