Straight Outta Crawley

Memoirs of a Distinctly Average Human Being

Straight Outta Crawley

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Straight Outta Crawley is the hilarious and irreverent autobiography from comedian Romesh Ranganathan. At the age of 9, Romesh Ranganathan delivered his first ever stand-up set at a Pontin's holiday camp talent competition, smashing the other competitor, a young girl playing the kazoo. The gig went so well that Romesh retired his comic genius for twenty-two years, hiding behind the guise of a maths teacher, before finally revealing himself again (no, not like that) at the tender age of 31. In 2010, Ranganathan staged his epic comeback gig to an almost silent room, and has since gone on to earn his place as the most in-demand overweight vegan Sri Lankan comedian in Britain. Now, for the first time, he tells the full story of how he got here. From the delights of Sri Lankan hospitality to his struggles as a child, teacher and now parent, to his adolescent flirtation with a rap career and his attempts to make it in comedy, Straight Outta Crawley is Ranganathan's hilarious and irreverent autobiography.

A Game of Two Halves

Famous Football Fans Meet Their Heroes

A Game of Two Halves

Ever wondered which goal Frank Lampard is proudest of, who Jürgen Klopp thinks will manage Liverpool in the future, what Rio Ferdinand thinks of Man United in the post-Ferguson years or exactly how many grey cashmere jumpers Pep Guardiola owns? In this collection of frank and funny conversations between footballers and their biggest fans, these vital questions (and many more) are finally addressed. A Game of Two Halves shows a different side to some of the biggest names in football, reminding us of the common ground we all share. This project is published in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with the goal of raising both funds for and awareness of their work with child refugees. Featuring forewords by Raheem Sterling and Gary Lineker and interviews between Jürgen Klopp & John Bishop Pep Guardiola & Johnny Marr Lucy Bronze & Clare Balding Frank Lampard & Omid Djalili Rio Ferdinand & Rachel Riley Ian Wright & Wretch 32 Héctor Bellerin & Romesh Ranganathan Steven Gerrard & David Morrissey Gary Lineker & Fahd Saleh Eric Dier & David Lammy John McGlynn & Val McDermid Vivianne Miedema & Amy Raphael

The House Next Door

The House Next Door

The House Next Door tells the story of a dysfunctional family seprated by more than thirty years, dealing with a dark secret that threatens national security. Scott Keen, a reporter, details the action in this love lost, love found again thriller. This is the first of the Scott Keen trilogy.

Baby Change Everything

Baby Change Everything

Baby Change Everything is a look at today's have's and have not's through the eyes of two very different expectant mothers, one from the inner city and one from posh suburbia. Their lives grow together as their delivery dates come due.

Mark Steel’s In Town

Mark Steel’s In Town

On the way to a show in Skipton, in North Yorkshire, I noticed a road sign to a town called Keighley. So later, during the show, I mentioned this, asking the audience 'Is that your rival town?' And the room went chillingly quiet, until one woman called out with understated menace, 'Keighley is a sink of evil.'

Murderers Prefer Blondes

Murderers Prefer Blondes

Determined to be the next Agatha Christie, headstrong widow Paige Turner, a writer for Daring Detective, finds herself knee-deep in a real mystery when Babs Comstock, a twenty-four-year-old blonde bombshell, is found strangled to death with a Hopalong Cassidy jump rope. Original.