Emlyn Rees - Author

About the Author

Emlyn Rees was brought up in Cardiff and studied English at Southampton University. His first novel, 'The Book of Dead Authors', published in 1997, was written while he worked as an assistant to the literary agent Vivienne Schuster. Emlyn and his wife Josie Lloyd each had novels of their own published before teaming up to write the bestsellers Come Together, Come Again, The Boy Next Door, Love Lives, We Are Family, The Three Day Rule and The Seven Year Itch.

Featured books by Emlyn Rees

The Very Hungover Caterpillar

The Very Hungover Caterpillar

Author: Emlyn Rees Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

From the bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt, comes another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book. This time, we follow the quest of one man as he attempts to shake off his hangover, through eating whatever he can get his hands on, and annoying his family in the process. The perfect book for anyone who fondly remembers the original, but has now grown up and knows all too well just how painful hungover days can be ...

Other books by Emlyn Rees

Shabby The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-free Living

Shabby The Jolly Good British Guide to Stress-free Living

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2017

From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea. Shabby - because there is no word for Hygge in English. We all know Shabby when we see it. It's that welcoming pair of pants drying on the radiator. That half-mouldy, but perfectly gin-and-tonic-worthy lemon on display in the fruit bowl. That tin of plum tomatoes in the cupboard with a sell-by date of 1983. It's never dusting higher than your tallest friend's line of sight. But Shabby is more than just an attitude; it's a quintessentially British way of life, tried and tested for generations, and founded on the Four Central Pillars of Shabbism, Messiness, Dilapidation, Clutter and Bodged Works. Being Shabby is about spending less time fussing and clearing up and getting stressed out about stuff that doesn't really matter anyway. And more time hanging out with your family and friends. It's a celebration of a life that is neither tidy nor empty, but rather one that is splendidly cluttered and full. Shabby - because life's just too bloody short to waste time striving for perfection, or caring too much about what other people think about you and yours. Instead of worrying about what could be, it's time to start celebrating what actually is. Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar 'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' Independent Praise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt '. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea 'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com

Wanted

Wanted

Author: Emlyn Rees Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/10/2017

The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/2017

MEET JACK Dadness. Women have a sixth sense for it. To them, you're like an old bull in a field at the side of the motorway, harmlessly chewing the cud, watching the world race by, nothing like the wild buffalo stock from which you came. And that's how it should be, of course, after seven years of marriage to the woman you love. But, lately, as I've looked around, all I've seen is temptation. From random women in the pub, to my foxy new boss...they've left me doubting whether I've really been put out to pasture at all... MEET AMY Motherhood, I've discovered, is the great leveller. I could be a celebrated fashion designer (instead of the finding, cleaning, bum-wiping domestic robot I've become), but having kids automatically makes me the same as all the other mums in 'The Coven' up the park. And being 'the same' makes me want to do something terribly rash - like rediscover the impulsive person I used to be. Don't get me wrong, I love Jack and our son, but everyone else seems to be having so much more fun than me - and so much more sex... The pressure's on. Can they resist The Seven Year Itch? Can you? And if one of them cracks? Will it be Amy or Jack? It's time to find out...

The Joy of Socks: A Gourmet Guide to Sockmating A Parody

The Joy of Socks: A Gourmet Guide to Sockmating A Parody

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2017

Everyone has socks. In fact, most people love socks. That said, it's not a subject we discuss openly other than with our friends; we just take it for granted that everyone has lots of socks and has their own socksual preferences. Most of us would admit to having enjoyed a wide variety of socks. We have our favourite socks, of course, but also socks for all sorts of occasions: novelty socks, casual socks, outdoor socks, socks that are a bit racy, socks we admit to and socks that are just downright dirty. Some people are fastidious when it comes to socks, never entertaining the thought of odd socks, while others are definitely on the fifty shades of socks spectrum. Whatever kind of socks you're in to, we hope you find that this guide stimulates your imagination and reassures you that it's OK to love all socks.

'Twas the Fight Before Christmas A Parody

'Twas the Fight Before Christmas A Parody

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/11/2016

From the creators of the bestselling parodies We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar and The Teenager Who Came to Tea. 'Tis the season to be jolly. But as any modern family knows, 'tis also the season to be micro-managed by your in-laws, guzzle too many sherries, fight over the TV remote, and panic about your internet shopping not arriving on time. But if you think that's bad, just wait until you meet the Jones family. Instead of this being their best Christmas ever, this might just be their last - especially if they don't all pull together to help their surprise guest in his hour of need. An uproariously funny update of the traditional Christmas Eve classic - that all the family can enjoy. Praise for The Very Hungover Caterpillar 'Hilarious and painfully accurate, The Very Hungover Caterpillar is liable to be one of those parodies that becomes more famous than the original' Independent Praise for We're Going on a Bar Hunt '. . . a parody that will draw a smile from any parent' Guardian Praise for The Teenager Who Came to Tea 'A hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book and a perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent / grandparent of a teenager today' gransnet.com

The Teenager Who Came to Tea

The Teenager Who Came to Tea

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

But the teenager didn't take just one Pringle. He took a selfie of himself pouring a whole tube of them into his mouth, before sending it to his best mate, along with the letters LOL! The bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt and The Very Hungover Caterpillar bring you another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book, this time turning the spotlight not only on modern teens, but firmly on their parents too. When the doorbell rings, just as Sophie and her Dad are sitting down for their tea, they're half-expecting a visit from a tiger, but what slouches in through their doorway is even more curious than that... a teenager. A perfect read for anyone who remembers the original, or has ever been a teenager or is the parent of a teenager today.

Switch It Off

Switch It Off

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Bored of seeing everyone you know glued to their phones all the time? Switch It Off! is a revolutionary, pocket-sized activity book the same size and shape as a smartphone. It's packed with entertaining games, challenges, jokes, puzzles and illusions - and it will change your life. You can dip into it, leaf through it, pass it around, colour in it, scribble on it, and even rip it up. It's all about having fun, any way you want, either on your own, or with your family and friends. Its groundbreaking features include: a battery life as long as your imagination! it fits in your pocket! you can take it anywhere! wifi, cables & earphones are not required! it's 100% recyclable! We hope it gets people talking - face to face. And laughing - together. So what are you waiting for? To switch your real social life back on, just Switch It Off!

The Very Hungover Caterpillar

The Very Hungover Caterpillar

Author: Emlyn Rees Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

From the bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt, comes another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book. This time, we follow the quest of one man as he attempts to shake off his hangover, through eating whatever he can get his hands on, and annoying his family in the process. The perfect book for anyone who fondly remembers the original, but has now grown up and knows all too well just how painful hungover days can be ...

Wanted

Wanted

Author: Emlyn Rees Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2014

Hunted by 9 international Intelligence Agencies for a terrorist atrocity he did not commit, hostage negotiator Danny Shanklin is now the world's most WANTED man, with a reward of $10,000,000 being offered for his capture dead or alive. Trapped in a deadly race against the clock, as well as protecting his family, Danny's got to track down the terrorists who framed him. And stop them before they get their hands on 6 lethal smallpox formulations, any one of which could trigger a global pandemic, which would leave only 1 in 3 people alive. With just a 7 foot Ukrainian mercenary and a ruthless female assassin hell-bent on avenging her father's death to help him, Danny soon finds himself being forced into becoming both predator and prey as he desperately tries to win the fight of his life. Praise for Hunted: 'Hunted gives new meaning to the phrase fast-paced . Filled with clever twists, stylishly written and populated with characters who are as real as our friends and family (and enemies!), this thriller moves at breakneck pace from first page to last. Bravo!' - Jeffery Deaver Fast and furious from the very start, Hunted is a shot of pure adrenalin. - Sam Bourne An explosive and adrenaline-charged thriller - The Bookseller

Hunted

Hunted

Author: Emlyn Rees Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2013

One man. One day. One way out.When Danny Shanklin woke up in a strange hotel, he never expected today would be spent running for his life. But the high-powered rifle strapped to his hands and the unknown dead man on the floor say otherwise.Its only when the sirens start wailing outside that Danny realizes today will be different. Today will be the worst day of his life. He just hopes its not his last.Framed and forced to run, Danny sets out on a heart-pounding race against time to escape and track down the terrorists who set him upand make them pay. But with 500,000 CCTV cameras; 33,000 cops; nine intelligence agencies; and dozens of news channels all hot on his trail, how long can one innocent man survive?

Hostage

Hostage

Author: Emlyn Rees Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/08/2013

The wife of a rich mogul has been kidnapped. Haunted by the death of his wife and daughter, murdered in front of his eyes by the notorious Paper Stone Scissors killer, Danny is hired to find her before the kidnapper's carry out their threat of execution. But the raid goes wrong and Danny is left for dead. Can he find her before her kidnappers? And will he be able to save her?

That Summer He Died

That Summer He Died

Author: Emlyn Rees Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2013

On the surface, James Sawday's life couldn't be any better. Writing investigative pieces for a glossy men's magazine, he gets to travel the world. And when he gets home, there's Lucy: smart, funny, seems to love him. She could even be the one.But when James's editor sends him to the seaside town of Grancombe, to cover a murder - the third attack by a serial killer who specialises in chopping off his victims' hands - James finds himself sucked back down into a world he's tried all his adult life to forget.Ten years before, during a hazy, drug-fuelled summer, James was one of a group of teenagers who stumbled on the mutilated corpse of local artist Jack Dawes. And then the second killing happened - the one that still gives James nightmares.Now James has got to dig up everything he's worked so hard to bury. And what he's going to find out could cost him his sanity. And even his life.

Hunted

Hunted

Author: Emlyn Rees Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2012

Danny Shanklin wakes up slumped across a table in a London hotel room he's never seen before. He's wearing a black balaclava, a red tracksuit and a brand new pair of Nikes.There's a faceless dead man on the floor and Danny's got a high-powered rifle strapped to his hands.He hears sirens and stumbles to the window to see a burning limousine and bodies all over the street.The police are closing in. He's been set up. They're coming for him...With only his tech support friend, the Kid, for backup, Danny sets out on a nail-biting odyssey though the panicked city streets, in a desperate bid to escape, protect the people he loves, and track down the terrorists who set him up - and make them pay.But with 500,000 CCTV cameras, 33,000 cops, 9 intelligence agencies, and dozens of TV news channels all hot on his tail, just how long will THIS one innocent man be able to survive?'

The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2007

Meet Jack. Dadness - Women have a sixth sense for it. To them, you're like an old bull in a field at the side of the motorway, harmlessly chewing the cud, watching the world race by, nothing like the wild buffalo stock from which you came. And that's how it should be, of course, after seven years of marriage to the woman you love. But, lately, as I've looked around, all I've seen is temptation. From random women in the pub, to my foxy new boss ...they've left me doubting whether I've really been put out to pasture at all...Meet Amy. Motherhood, I've discovered, is the great leveller. I could be a celebrated fashion designer (instead of the finding, cleaning, bum-wiping domestic robot I've become), but having kids automatically makes me the same as all the other mums in 'The Coven' up the park. And being 'the same' makes me want to do something terribly rash - like rediscover the impulsive person I used to be. Don't get me wrong, I love Jack and our son, but everyone else seems to be having so much more fun than me - and so much more sex...The pressure's on. Can they resist The Seven Year Itch ? Can you? And if one of them cracks? Will it be Amy or Jack? It's time to find out...

The Three Day Rule

The Three Day Rule

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2006

No phone. No electricity. Snowed in with your family. Welcome to one hell of a Christmas. When the Thorne family gather for the annual Christmas festivities - the arguments, jealousies and long-held enmities that make every family Christmas so special - they think they've only got to endure each other for three days, and then they can return to normality. But then the snows come, along with the ninety-mile-an-hour winds and the plunging temperatures, and the Thornes get cut of with only each other for support, or to blame. It promises to be a Christmas like no other ... Get to know the family you're never going to forget.

Love Lives

Love Lives

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2004

Two men. Two women. And every emotion you've ever felt... In 1871 Appleforth House was burned to the ground. Now, over a hundred years later, the house is being rebuilt - and so the lives of four very different people converge. Ned, a successful architect, is obsessed with restoring the house to its former glory. Focussed and determined - and bruised by a past relationship - he's not looking for distractions. But then Ellen, a documentary-maker, arrives to make a film about one of the local landmarks, leaving her boyfriend and some tough decisions temporarily behind her. But as pieces of the past start to fall into place, the restoration also brings together Jimmy and Verity, two local teenagers: one falling in love for the first time, the other an incurable romantic, determined to find her fairy-tale hero. And as their hopes and fears come together they all learn some surprising lessons about finding love in the most unlikely places ...

The Boy Next Door

The Boy Next Door

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2002

Is it true what they say about first loves being forever? As the 1980s dawn in the sleepy English village of Rushton, Mickey and Fred are next-door neighbours and best friends, in and out of scrapes from the day they're born. They're convinced that nothing will ever keep them apart. But they're wrong. Fifteen years later, Mickey is beginning a new phase of her life, with a small flower shop in London. Meanwhile, Fred's life is also changing: he's set to marry his girlfriend in just a few short weeks. Then he bumps into Mickey for the first time since their worlds fell apart. As they pick up the threads of their friendship, Fred and Mickey relive their glory days growing up in Rushton. But can they ever really overcome the devastating events that once tore them apart?

Come Again

Come Again

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2000

Friends. You can't live with them - and you can't live without them. Or so Matt is discovering. His best mate is getting married, leaving him high and dry. No flat-mate - and no girlfriend. Then he remembers Helen (H to her friends). H has no life outside her brilliant career - and all her best friend Amy wants to talk about his her wedding. Which suits Stringer, because catering the wedding is his first real chance to prove himself. The last thing he needs is to fall for one of the bride's friends, Susie, particularly because she's sworn off men while she sorts out her life ... Friendship, commitment, work, lust and loyalty all come under the spotlight as Matt, H, Stringer and Susie hurtle towards the big day.

Come Together

Come Together

Author: Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/02/1999

Meet Jack Jack Rossiter. I'm twenty-seven years old, single, and live with my best mate Matt. Matt and I started hanging out when we were eight. Life was simpler then. Our idea of fashion was polyester. I told him I wanted to be a spy and he asked me who I'd marry. I imagined falling in love with a girl so perfect I couldn't even guess her name. Things have changed since then. I did fall in love for a while but it didn't work out. And single is good, single is fun. Meet Amy Sometimes in my darker moments I've thought about applying to go on Blind Date. 'She's gorgeous, she's from London, come in Amy Crosbie!' (Wolf whistling and applause.) Actually it's a bit of a worry. I think it's my warped way of telling myself something's got to change. It's been six months since I last had sex. Six months! I mean, I've got my own flat, I've got A levels - so come on down Mr Right. At least it would get my mother off my back. Now find out what happens when they meet each other ...

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