John O'Farrell


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in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1962

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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 ...more

Average rating: 3.66 · 17,361 ratings · 1,414 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Best A Man Can Get

3.61 avg rating — 2,197 ratings — published 2001 — 27 editions
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An Utterly Impartial Histor...

3.99 avg rating — 2,042 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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The Man Who Forgot His Wife

3.52 avg rating — 2,783 ratings — published 2012 — 27 editions
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May Contain Nuts

3.70 avg rating — 1,319 ratings — published 2005 — 19 editions
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Things Can Only Get Better:...

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This Is Your Life

3.55 avg rating — 723 ratings — published 2003 — 16 editions
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An Utterly Exasperated Hist...

3.95 avg rating — 565 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Things Can Only Get Worse?:...

4.23 avg rating — 370 ratings — published 2017 — 8 editions
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A History of Capitalism Acc...

3.65 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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There's Only Two David Beck...

3.56 avg rating — 200 ratings — published 2015 — 5 editions
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“Some in Westminster have talked about her receiving a state funeral when she dies, which seems a bizarre sort of tribute to someone who believed the state should do as little as possible. It would be far more appropriate to allow competitive bids from private companies to run the funeral arrangements. 'And we now go over live to Westminster, where state leaders are lining up for Lady Thatcher's funeral sponsored by McDonald's. And there we see the coffin respectfully borne on the shoulders of six part-time burger-flippers dressed in the official Ronald McDonald costume, before the private cremation when the body will be flame-grilled with gherkins and a slice of cheese.'

It's what she would have wanted.”
John O'Farrell

“Like the two trees in our garden that had grown side by side, their trunks intertwining over the decades to accommodate and support one another.”
John O'Farrell, The Man Who Forgot His Wife

“the sense of separateness from the rest of the world, as if everyone else knew the part they were playing but I’d never been given a script.”
John O'Farrell, The Man Who Forgot His Wife

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