One Million Tiny Plays about Britain

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Bloomsbury, 2009 - Acting - 213 pages
A Wonder Woman and bride-to-be finds herself worse for wear at the end of a hen night; a funeral director's love of Manchester United proves unhelpful when talking to the bereaved; two overly-vigilant mothers wrestle with their paranoia in the queue for Santa's Grotto; a widow recounts her disastrous return to the world of dating and a father realises that his son is growing away from him as he helps him tie his football boots.

In these snippets of overheard conversations from across the length and breadth of the country, Craig Taylor captures the state we're in with humour and pathos and perfect timing. Laugh-out-loud funny, and sometimes heartbreakingly moving, these tiny plays in which every one of us could have a starring role are little windows into other people's lives that reveal the triumphs, disasters, prejudices, horrors and joys of twenty-first-century life.

Hugely entertaining and utterly addictive, this is book that can be dipped into or feasted upon in one sitting. It will change the way you listen to the world around you, and train journeys will never be the same again.

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I have read this many times and I like it in many way but for a long time i wanted to chat with author but couldnt get through so plz if any bady can help me to make the contact with author i would be thankful to you, because i would like to direct the play based on this book.


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About the author (2009)

Craig Taylor's non-fiction has appeared in the Guardian, the New York Timesand the Globe and Mail. His fiction has appeared in the Mississippi Review. He wrote One Million Tiny Plays About Britainfor the Guardian's Weekend magazine for several years.

Craig publishes Hamish Hamilton's Five Dialsmagazine as well as his own photocopied magazines, including The Review of Everything I've Ever Encounteredand Dark Tales of Clapham. His first book, Return To Akenfield, was published by Granta in 2006, and the play of the novel toured the UK in 2009.

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