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This is Your Life by John O'farrell

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Just as bogus doctors are occasionally discovered in hospitals, Jimmy Conway has become a bogus celebrity; winning an award for something he never did, being photographed in Hello! in someone else's house, and ultimately making a fool of the entire mad, shallow celebrity merry-go-round.

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This is Your Life by John O'farrell

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'Excellently done...O'Farrell gives an extra squirm to the traditional English comedy of embarrassment'
The Sunday Times

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John O'farrell

John O'Farrell is the author of four novels: The Man Who Forgot His Wife, May Contain Nuts, This Is Your Life and The Best a Man Can Get. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages and have been adapted for radio and television. He has also written two best-selling history books: An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain, as well as a political memoir, Things Can Only Get Better and three collections of his column in The Guardian. A former comedy scriptwriter for such productions as Spitting Image, Room 101, Murder Most Horrid and Chicken Run, he is founder of the satirical website NewsBiscuit and can occasionally be spotted on such TV programmes as Grumpy Old Men, Question Time and Have I Got News for You.

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1st May 2003


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Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd


336 pages


Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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