`You may recognise Mark Watson's name from TV panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week, from his pear cider ads or from his stand-up routine... But this, the comedian's third novel, cements his reputation as a witty, sharply observant writer' --Stylist 8/6
`Here's a rather sickening fact for you: at just 31, comedian Mark Watson has written three novels. And to add insult to injury, they've all been excellent. His latest follows the superbly named Xavier Ireland - a secret-harbouring DJ who inadvertently sparks a chain of events that sees his own life, and 10 others, rapidly unravel. The compelling plotline and sharp, witty prose combine to make Eleven Watson's finest literary achievement yet. Prepare to battle envious emotions the whole way through'
'Emotive, dark and funny in all the right places'
--Venue Magazine, June Issue
Xavier Ireland is a radio DJ who by night listens to the hopes, fears and regrets of sleepless Londoners and by day keeps himself very much to himself - until he is brought into the light by a one-of-a-kind cleaning lady and forced to confront his own biggest regret. This is a tale of love, loss, Scrabble and six degrees of separation, asking big questions about life and death, strangers and friends, heartache and comfort, and whether the choices we don't make affect us just as powerfully as those we do.