Eleven: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, May 17, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Xavier Ireland is the assumed name of a radio-show host with a devoted following of listeners riveted by the sleepless loners who call in throughout the night to seek his advice. Off the air, he leads a low-key life of avoiding his neighbors, playing Scrabble, and maintaining an awkward friendship with his cohost, Murray. But his life begins to change when he meets a cleaning lady named Pippa, who becomes a constant, surprisingly necessary presence in his life as he starts facing up to his past and discovering solace and redemption in the most unexpected places. British comedian Mark Watson’s North American debut humorously and poignantly explores life and death, strangers and friends, heartache and comfort, and whether the choices we don’t make affect us just as powerfully as the ones we do.
 

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User Review  - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing

Wasn't sure what to expect from this book, you can never be sure about what tone a 'known' comedian is going to take. As it was, it was an interesting little book, Mark Watson has a nice turn of ... Read full review

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

I’m always a bit prejudiced when it comes to authors who are already famous for doing other things – thinking maybe their writing doesn’t have to be as good as an unknown person’s would have to be to ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
29
Section 3
65
Section 4
89
Section 5
113
Section 6
144
Section 7
175
Section 8
211
Section 10
266
Section 11
295
Section 12
299
Section 13
300
Section 14
301
Section 15
303
Section 16
309
Copyright

Section 9
239

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About the author (2011)

Mark Watson is one of Britain’s most popular young stand-up comedians. His comedy shows have won, among others, the Daily Telegraph Award, Time Out Best Stand-Up Award, Edinburgh Festival Panel Prize, and best shows at the Adelaide and Sydney Festivals. He has performed at every major international comedy festival and in more than twenty countries. He made comedy history at the Edinburgh Festival by performing for 24 hours, solo and without a break. He is a regular on many British TV shows and has his own highly successful BBC Radio 4 series, Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better. He is the author of the novels Bullet Points and A Light-Hearted Look at Murder, and the non-fiction title Crap at the Environment. Mark Watson lives in London.

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