This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life

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It's a big night at the London Palladium. As Jimmy Conway steps out blinking into the spotlights live on national television, he can't help wondering whether he should have perhaps shared his little secret with someone by now. Jimmy has never done any performing of any sort ever before...Just as 'bogus doctors' are occasionally discovered working 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 and shallow celebrity merry-go-round.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552998494
  • 9780552998499
  • 450,491

About 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 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.show more

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

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"'Excellently done...O'Farrell gives an extra squirm to the traditional English comedy of embarrassment'"show more

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626 ratings
3.54 out of 5 stars
5 16% (102)
4 36% (228)
3 34% (215)
2 11% (71)
1 2% (10)
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