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Brian Moore - Author

About the Author

Brian Moore won 64 caps for the England rugby team between 1987 and 1995. He played in three Rugby World Cups and won the Grand Slam in 1991, 1992 and 1995. He went on two British Lions tours. Originally a qualified solicitor, he writes for the Sun and the Telegraph newspapers and is a co-commentator for international rugby matches alongside Eddie Butler on BBC TV.

Featured books by Brian Moore

What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour Great Tales from My Rugby Travels

What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour Great Tales from My Rugby Travels

Author: Brian Moore Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Have you ever wanted to know what really happens when teams go on tour? Drawing on his extensive experience of touring, former international and acclaimed pundit Brian Moore tells you all you need ever know, with this in-depth but light-hearted expose, covering every level of the sport, from junior club rugby right up to the British Lions. With stories of bikini-clad forwards and Moore's own escapades, many of rugby's best-known names of recent years are featured, and no element of life on tour is left untouched. As they go, readers will learn how to survive the worst room-mates in the world, how to cope with the long hours of travel, and how to get the best room in the hotel. They will learn how the professionals do it - or at least used to - and how their would-be amateur counterparts try to do it; both having a blast along the way. Anyone who has ever gone away with a group of mates - male or female, sporting or not - will recognise similar situations and immediately identify with the book.

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What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour On Retirement from Sport

What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour On Retirement from Sport

Author: Brian Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

In What Goes on Tour Stays on Tour, acclaimed sports personality Brian Moore recalls the best and funniest stories from the world of rugby, calling on experiences from nearly a decade touring with the England and British Lions teams. Travelling the country and the world with a bunch of lively rugby playing lads, only a few pints stood between good, clean fun and the sort of trouble his team-mates will wish stayed between them. Moore recounts the comical close scrapes, the riotous practical jokes and the inevitable tensions. Throughout this hugely entertaining book, Moore also gives advice to those on tour for sport, birthday celebrations or stag dos.

More Thoughts of Chairman Moore The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Moore Vol. II

More Thoughts of Chairman Moore The Wit and Wisdom of Brian Moore Vol. II

Author: Brian Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/01/2011

Following the success of The Thoughts of Chairman Moore, Volume I, you might have hoped that sport's powers that be would have sat up and taken notice of its many faults and flaws. But alas no, lunacy prevails and so Brian has taken it upon himself to put forward another collection of his unique insights and not-so-unique frustrations.

Other books by Brian Moore

Lies Of Silence

Lies Of Silence

Author: Brian Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

When Michael Dillon is ordered by the IRA to park his car in the carpark of a Belfast hotel, he is faced with a moral choice which leaves him absolutely nowhere to turn. He knows that he is planting a bomb that would kill and maim dozens of people. But he also knows that if he doesn't, his wife will be killed. See also: Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

Author: Brian Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/11/2018

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

Author: Brian Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2018

Lies of Silence A Novel

Lies of Silence A Novel

Author: Brian Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: An unhappy marriage is further shaken when IRA terrorists invade the couple's home in this first rate thriller (The New York Times). Michael Dillon, a self-described poet in a business suit, is a once-aspiring writer in Belfast whose dreams have been consumed by a stultifying career as a hotel manager and a hateful marriage to his unstable wife, Moira. But on the day he decides to leave Moira for his younger lover and take off for London, IRA terrorists break into the Dillon home. Their plan is simple: They'll hold Moira hostage while Michael plants a bomb designed to kill a rabble-rousing Protestant and his flock convening for a political rally. If Michael goes to the police, Moira dies. It's only the first choice of many-because in Brian Moore's breathtakingly constructed nightmare, the day has just begun (Los Angeles Times). The plot [is] one that only a spoiler would reveal-and risk ruining the surprises that detonate throughout the novel like cleverly hidden and elegantly designed incendiary devices. The notion of 'unbearable suspense' is, of course, a cliche, but I found that I kept briefly putting down the novel to postpone the moment when I had to face what might happen next. -Francine Prose, The New York Times

Catholics A Novel

Catholics A Novel

Author: Brian Moore, Robert Ellsberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

A near-masterpiece about faith and doubt by the award-winning, international bestselling author (The New York Times). In Rome, surrendering to secular pressures, the Fourth Vatican Council is stirring a revolution with their official denial of the church's core doctrines. They've abolished clerical dress and private confession; the Eucharist is recognized only as an outdated symbol; and they're merging with the tenets of Buddhism. They're also unsettled by the blind faith of devout pilgrims from around the world congregating on a remote island monastery in Ireland-the last spot on earth where Catholic traditions are defiantly alive. At the behest of the Vatican, Father James Kinsella has been dispatched to Muck Abbey with an ultimatum: Adhere to the new church or suffer the consequences. But in Abbot Tomas O'Malley, Kinsella finds less an adversary than a man of bewildering contradictions-unyieldingly bound to his vows, yet long-questioning his devotion to God. Now, between Kinsella and O'Malley comes an unexpected challenge that will reveal their truths, their purpose, their faith, and their doubt. Told with . . . superb grace and wit, Catholics was adapted by Brian Moore for the 1973 film starring Martin Sheen and Trevor Howard (The New Yorker).

Doctor's Wife

Doctor's Wife

Author: Brian Moore Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2018

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize: A married woman begins an impulsive affair in Paris in this novel of ';brilliant insight' (The Times, London). Sheila Redden, a devoted mother and reserved wife of a busy Belfast surgeon, is awaiting the arrival of her husband at a Paris hotel. In a matter of days, they'll be celebrating a second honeymoon after sixteen years of marriage. But Sheila never could've imagined the chance encounter with Tom, a handsome and attentive American studentor that in one inexplicable moment, she'd abandon everything she knows to disappear into the unknown with an irresistible stranger. It's more than a sexual awakening. It's a chance to see her ordinary life from a distanceher dutiful role as mother and wife, her sacrifices, her lost sense of self, and the realization that she's already been vanishing little by little for quite some time. All the while, Sheila's concerned husband and brother are retracing her steps, following her on a cathartic and devastating journey that's far from over.

I Am Mary Dunne

I Am Mary Dunne

Author: Brian Moore Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2018

A day in the life of a mad housewife in Manhattan: ';One of the truest and most awesome books I have ever read' (The Scotsman). She was born Mary Dunne. A New York actress in a stalled career, she's previously been known as Maria and Martha. Married three times, she's also been called Mrs. Phelan, Mrs. Bell, and currently, Mrs. Terence Laverywife of the esteemed playwright. No wonder Mary Dunne forgot her name this morning at the hairdresser. She has no idea who she is anymore. Or maybe she's just crazy. She's curious to find out. Over the course of a single day, Mary tries to recall more than her name. But as memories of her past come trickling backinfuriating, illuminating, and grievousshe realizes there's so much she'd prefer to forget. As she tries to escape what she calls ';the dooms,' Mary must confront what she's done with her lifedeliberately, haplessly, or by default. If only she were going crazy; it would be so much easier to explain it all away. Hailed by the Globe and Mail as a ';feminist novel written before the wave of feminist novels began,' I Am Mary Dunne is ';as complex and satisfying as anything Moore has yet done' (The Observer).

Magician's Wife

Magician's Wife

Author: Brian Moore Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2018

The restless wife of an illusionist becomes embroiled in a North African holy war in this ';tour de force' of historical fiction (The New York Times). Early in her marriage to renowned prestidigitator Henri Lambert, Emmeline had exulted in his fame, the foreign tours, and the command performances of his ';Magical Evenings.' Now, Henri's given it all up to pursue a quiet life in their remote country manor, but restless, devoted Emmeline longs to see her husband return to his former glory. It all changes again when, in service to their country, Henri and Emmeline are invited to spend seven days at Compiegne as guests of Napoleon III. The emperor wants Henri to work his magic on a charismatic Algerian marabout who's influencing his followers to overthrow the French in a holy war. For Henri, convincing a man of where his allegiance should lie will be the performance of a lifetime. But for Emmeline, ushered from the lavish royal courts to the barren Sahara, it will prove to be an illuminating journey that will challenge her views on God and faith, open her eyes to her husband's weaknesses, and expose the treachery of her own country. ';Flashing his own sleight of hand, [Moore] transforms a historical fact into a story both true to its time and relevant to the present day.' The New York Times

Statement

Statement

Author: Brian Moore Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2018

The hunt is on for an elusive Nazi war criminal in this ';absorbing intellectual thriller that keeps you guessing ... until the final page' (The New York Times). For four decades Pierre Brossard has eluded capture as one of the most vicious SS officers in history. Condemned to death in absentia he's tenuously protected by an intricate web of Nazi collaborators and an extreme right-wing faction of the Catholic Church. With nothing more than a suitcase and a prayer, Brossard seeks refuge in a monastery outside Salon-de-Provence. He knows the Committee for Justice is closing in. With every reason to fear his days are numbered, he realizes only one man can help him get away with murder: Commissaire Vionnet, a retired police chief who, forty years earlier, allowed Brossard to escape. But two other men are collaborating as well: a hired assassin known only as T, and Cardinal Primate Delavigne, reformist of the postwar church. He's as unstoppable as T, as ruthless as Brossard, and he can't wait to play this game to its unpredictable end. ';An exciting, classic novel of hunter and hunted' inspired by a true story, The Statement was made into an award-winning film starring Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, and Alan Bates (The Washington Post).

Black Robe

Black Robe

Author: Brian Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/11/2017

Laforgue felt his body tremble. What can be keeping them? Has the Commandant refused? Why has he not sent for me? Is this God's punishment for my lie about my hearing? Father Laforgue, an idealistic Jesuit, embarks on a desparate mission to relieve an isolated priest in danger of his life in the wilds of seventeenth-century New France. Black Robe is a tautly suspenseful tale of physical and spiritual adventure, and a meditation on good and evil in the human heart. With an introduction by Colm Toibin.

Black Robe

Black Robe

Author: Brian Moore Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2017

Laforgue felt his body tremble. What can be keeping them? Has the Commandant refused? Why has he not sent for me? Is this God's punishment for my lie about my hearing? Father Laforgue, an idealistic Jesuit, embarks on a desparate mission to relieve an isolated priest in danger of his life in the wilds of seventeenth-century New France. Black Robe is a tautly suspenseful tale of physical and spiritual adventure, and a meditation on good and evil in the human heart. With an introduction by Colm Toibin.

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

Author: Brian Moore Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The Making of a Child of Destiny

The Making of a Child of Destiny

Author: Brian Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/2016

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

The Luck of Ginger Coffey

Author: Brian Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Doctor's Wife

The Doctor's Wife

Author: Brian Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

Sheila Redden, a quiet, 37-year-old doctor's wife, has long been looking forward to returning with her husband to the town where they spent their honeymoon over twenty years ago. Little does she suspect that after a chance encounter in Paris she will end up spending her holiday with a man she has only just met, an American man ten years her junior. Four weeks later, Sheila is nowhere to be found. Owen Deane, her brother, follows her steps to Paris in the hopes of shedding some light on her disappearance, but soon begins to wonder if she will ever reappear. Interspersed with Sheila's harrowing memories of her hometown of Ulster at the height of the troubles, this is a compelling and powerful tale of love, escape and abandon.

The Magician's Wife Reissued

The Magician's Wife Reissued

Author: Brian Moore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2012

France, 1856: Emmeline Lambert is married to an illusionist sent by Napoleon III to persuade the Arabs - poised for holy war and in thrall to charismatic leaders - that France's might and magic are the greater. Emmeline begins to feel like an illusionist herself, when she dazzles the Emperor and then sheds her inhibitions along with flimsy notions of patriotism and propriety in the hot glare of the Algerian sun. Power, politics, religion and love, the court of Napoleon III and the deserts of Algeria combine in this mesmerising novel from a master storyteller.

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