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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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How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup book cover
How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup
J. L. Carr - 1992-01-01 (first published in 1975)
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This classic humour novel chronicles the momentous journey of Steeple Sinderby (an unremarkable Fenland village) from the mire of obscurity to national heroics. This unbelievable feat is contrived by the serendipitous meeting of three great men: Mr Fangfoss (who cares nothing for football), Dr Kossuth - a Hungarian academic and headmaster of the vi...
Richard Osman
@AndyMawby Love that book. And so insanely different to AMITC.      source
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The Amateurs
A Novel
John Niven - 2010-04-20 (first published in 2009)
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“Brilliant.” —GQ"Hilarious.” — The Times (London)“A novel about golf that is not only hilarious, but gripping, sexy, violent, and outrageous. . . . Niven combines his increasingly bizarre plots, and some shocking behavior, with considerable skill and, of course, large helpings of humor.” — The MirrorFrom Kill Your Friends author John Niven, The Ama...
Richard Osman
@estellecostanza Love that book.      source
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The Girls Who Disappeared
A Novel
Claire Douglas - 2023-01-10
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Three missing girls. A twenty year mystery. A woman on the verge of discovering the truth . . .In a rural Wilshire town lies The Devil's Corridor. A road which has witnessed eerie happenings from unexplained deaths to the sounds of a child crying at night.But nothing more puzzling than the Olivia Rutherford case. Four girls drove home but after the...
Richard Osman
Your local bookseller will have loads of great recommendations but I loved 'The Sorrow & The Bliss' by Meg Mason, 'The Girls Who Disappeared' by Claire Douglas', 'Take My Breath Away' by Linwood Barclay and 'A Station On The Path To Somewhere Better' by Benjamin Wood. Enjoy!      source
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Take Your Breath Away
A Novel
Linwood Barclay - 2022-05-17
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A missing woman. A husband suspected. The truth will . . .TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAYFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Find You First and Elevator Pitch comes a gripping psychological thriller about a formerly missing woman who has suddenly returned under mysterious circumstances.One weekend, while Andrew Mason was on a fishing trip, his wife...
Richard Osman
Your local bookseller will have loads of great recommendations but I loved 'The Sorrow & The Bliss' by Meg Mason, 'The Girls Who Disappeared' by Claire Douglas', 'Take My Breath Away' by Linwood Barclay and 'A Station On The Path To Somewhere Better' by Benjamin Wood. Enjoy!      source
In 1986, the NME released a cassette that would shape music for years to come. A collection of twenty-two independently signed guitar-based bands, C86 was the sound and ethos that defined a generation. It was also arguably the point at which 'indie' was born.But what happened next to all those musical dreamers?Some of the bands, like Primal Scream,...
Richard Osman
If you understand what this title means then you will love this book, as Nige Tassell tracks down members of all 22 bands on the original C86 cassette. If you don't know what C86 was, then it might be a BIT niche.      source
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Sorrow and Bliss
A Novel
Meg Mason - 2021-02-09
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A compulsively readable debut novel - spiky, sharp, intriguingly dark, and tender - about a woman on the edge that combines the psychological insight of Sally Rooney with the sharp humor of Nina Stibbe and the emotional resonance of 'Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine'.Martha Friel just turned forty. Once, she worked at Vogue and planned to write ...
Richard Osman
I am behind the curve I know, but what a wonderful book Meg Mason's 'Sorrow And Bliss' is. Wise and sad, but so funny. Like 'actually' funny. What an absolute treat.      source
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A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better
Benjamin Wood - 2021-03-09 (first published in 2018)
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‘With his third novel, Wood’s talent has burgeoned spectacularly. The book is a tremendous achievement, an unputdownable domestic thriller that is also subtle and moving … travelling well beyond his earlier fiction, Wood has produced a tour de force that marks his creative arrival’ David Grylls, SUNDAY TIMES  ‘A novel written from the gut, and with...
Richard Osman
Book recommendation! Blown away by 'A Station On The Path To Somewhere Better' by Benjamin Wood. Dark and disturbing, but wise, moving and beautifully written. Am immediately going to seek out his other books now. What a writer.      source
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With a Mind to Kill
A James Bond Novel
Anthony Horowitz - 2022-05-24
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It is M's funeral. One man is missing from the graveside: the traitor who pulled the trigger and who is now in custody, accused of M's murder - James Bond.Behind the Iron Curtain, a group of former Smersh agents want to use the British spy in an operation that will change the balance of world power. Bond is smuggled into the lion's den - but whose ...
Richard Osman
I'll tell you who's an absolutely wonderful writer, @AnthonyHorowitz. So many brilliant books, including his new Bond novel 'With A Mind To Kill'.      source
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The Dirtiest Race in History
Ben Johnson, Carl Lewis and the 1988 Olympic 100m Final (Wisden Sports Writing)
Richard Moore - 2012-06-07
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The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men's 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more indelibly etched into the consciousness of the sport, the Olympics, and a global audience of mill...
Richard Osman
Sad to hear of the death of Richard Moore. His book 'The Dirtiest Race In History' about the Seoul 100m final is one of my favourite sports books of all time. Do please buy one if you want an incredible story written by an incredible writer.      source
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Kill Anything That Moves
Nick Turse - 2013-12-31 (first published in 2011)
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Based on classified documents and first-person interviews, a startling history of the American war on Vietnamese civiliansThe American Empire ProjectWinner of the Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial DistinctionAmericans have long been taught that events such as the notorious My Lai massacre were isolated incidents in the Vietnam War, carried out by jus...
Richard Osman
@MooseAllain Yes, really loved that book 👍      source
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Moonflower Murders
Anthony Horowitz - 2020-11-10
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