Mark Watson Flaws
The darkest, funniest and most critically-acclaimed show of Watson’s career, Flaws takes in a huge range of subjects from alcoholism to post office etiquette, includes a terrifying bit with balloons, and comes to a feel good conclusion which will convince you that for all our flaws, humans still have quite a lot to offer.
Mark Watson Live
Time Out voted it one of their top ten Stand-Up releases for Christmas.
THE PLACE THAT DIDN’T EXIST
Picador (14 July 2016)
Junior creative Tim Callaghan can hardly believe his luck when he’s flown out to Dubai to supervise the filming of an advert for an international charity. He is immediately entranced by the city – a futuristic environment unlike anywhere he’s ever been before, with an almost uncanny level of customer service. Shimmering and seductive, it seems as though nothing bad could ever happen in Dubai. But when a crew member is found dead in in mysterious circumstances, Tim learns that if a place seems too good to be true, it probably is . . .
DAN AND SAM
Picador (22 October 2015)
Dan and Sam are a golden couple: happily married, owners of a popular London restaurant and looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together – until a tragedy changes everything. When Sam dies in his arms after an accident, Dan cannot imagine life without her. But love, it seems, is stronger than death and Dan is granted a reprieve – Sam can return to him for one night of the year, every year, until he falls in love again. And though Dan knows that no one could ever take Sam’s place in his heart, he soon faces an impossible choice…
Picador (18 June 2015)
Howard York – self-made man and founder of London’s extraordinary Hotel Alpha – is one of those people who makes you feel that anything is possible. He is idolized by his blind adopted son, Chas, and Graham, the inimitable concierge, whose lives revolve around the Alpha. But when two mysterious disappearances raise questions that no one seems willing to answer, Chas and Graham must ask themselves whether Howard’s vision of the perfect hotel has been built on secrets as well as dreams . . .
Simon & Schuster Ltd (30 Aug 2012)
Dominic Kitchen is a wedding photographer. Every Saturday since his career began in the sixties he has photographed a bride and groom on the happiest day of their lives, captured the moment they tied the knot forever, and then faded away into the background.
But throughout his life, Dominic has felt a knot inside him tighten, threatening his own chance of a happy ever after. And as the years go by, it becomes more difficult to ignore, until the ties that bind threaten to tear him apart…
Simon & Schuster Ltd (9 Jun 2011)
‘Funny, sharply observed and unexpectedly moving… the connections are ingenious and there are some very dark undertones, admirably handled’
‘If you loved One Day by David Nicholls, this is for you’ Cosmopolitan
‘A seriously good book by a very funny man’ Metro
‘Intelligent, witty and heartwarming’ Time Out
(Chatto and Windus, 2004)
‘Brilliantly hilarious and hilariously brilliant… William Boyd and Woody Allen have a bastard lovechild and his name is Mark Watson’ Stephen Fry
‘It is unnervingly accomplished’ Observer
‘A fledgling Nabokov for the Big Brother generation’ Independent
A LIGHT-HEARTED LOOK AT MURDER
(Chatto and Windus, 2007)
‘An intelligent, humane and desperately funny tale’ Independent
‘Packed with brilliant observation’ Times
‘Will Self with humility’ The List
CRAP AT THE ENVIRONMENT
(Hodder and Stoughton, 2008)
‘A practical, often amusing, always insightful and pragmatic look at what individuals can do’ Sydney Morning Herald BOOK OF THE WEEK
‘Unerringly funny’ Environment News