Francesca Martinez

Multi-award-winning Francesca Martinez is the first and only woman to win the Open Mic Award at the Edinburgh Festival, and has since become one of the top comedians of her generation. As well as touring internationally with sell-out runs around the world, Francesca is a TV and radio regular, making popular appearances on such varied programmes as The News Quiz, Russell Howard’s Good News, The Jonathan Ross Show, The Frank Skinner Show, Ricky Gervais’s Extras (in a role written specially for her), Newsnight, This Week, Free Speech (where she was voted most popular guest) and Channel 4 News. Currently, Francesca is in the middle of a 55-date UK/Ireland tour of her ward-winning show, also called ‘WHAT THE **** IS NORMAL?!’, which has just been nominated for Best Show at Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2013 – the UK’s largest comedy festival.

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The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

The leading provider of spoken word entertainment will join forces with The Sunday Times to produce an audio anthology for The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019, now in its tenth year Audible, the leading provider of audio storytelling has joined forces with The Sunday Times to sponsor The Sunday Times Audible Short Story […]

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Day of the Accident

A haunting new thriller by the author of My Sister’s Bones that asks the question: how far would you go to prove you didn’t kill your daughter? Sixty seconds after she wakes from a coma, Maggie’s world is torn apart. The police tell her that her daughter Elspeth is dead. That she drowned when the […]

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Liferider

“LIFERIDER is Laird’s view from the lip of life; observations from where he is right now on how we might better manage the turbulence of life—the biggest wave we’ll ever ride—by reaching back into the brilliant creature we are, instead of always reaching up to the being we aspire to be.” —From the introduction by Julian Borra

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