Mark Barrowcliffe





Mark Barrowcliffe

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Aka M.D. Lachlan.

He grew up in Coventry and studied at the University of Sussex. He worked as a journalist and also as a stand-up comedian before he started writing his first novel, Girlfriend 44. He lives and writes in Brighton, England and South Cambridgeshire. Ron Howard secured the film rights for Girlfriend 44 and Infidelity for First Time Fathers is in development with 2929.

Barrowcliffe achieved early success in the late 1990s as part of the Lad Lit movement, although his writing has little in common with other writers who were bracketed under that heading. He is nearer to Terry Southern, Jonathan Coe and Martin Amis than he is to Nick Hornby or Mike Gayle.This is more than likely a matter of presentation, as most of the British versi...more


Average rating: 3.27 · 907 ratings · 185 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, ...
3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 453 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Girlfriend 44
3.1 of 5 stars 3.10 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 2000 — 9 editions
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Lucky Dog
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Infidelity for First-Time F...
3.21 of 5 stars 3.21 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 2001 — 6 editions
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Mr Wrong: My Life as a Fool...
2.83 of 5 stars 2.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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“...an obsession is a way for damaged people to damage themselves more.”
Mark Barrowcliffe, The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange

“In no way did I allow reality as it was to intrude on reality as I wanted it to be.”
Mark Barrowcliffe, Mr Wrong: My Life as a Fool For Love

“It's an odd fact of life that you don't really remember the good times all that well. I have only mental snapshots of birthday parties, skiing, beach holidays, my wedding. The bad times too are just impressions. I can see myself standing at the end of some bed while someone I love is dying, or on the way home from a girlfriend's after I've been dumped, but again, they're just pictures. For full Technicolor, script plus subtitles plus commemorative programme in the memory, though, nothing beats embarrassment. You tend to remember the lines pretty well once you've woken screaming them at midnight a few times.”
Mark Barrowcliffe, The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange

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