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Title:
Diary of a Somebody
Written by:
Brian Bilston 
Read by:
Ben Miller 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
9 hours 1 minutes 
Published:
July 01 2019 
Available Date:
July 01 2019 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781529026528 
Genres:
Fiction; Humorous Fiction; Mystery 
Publisher:
Bolinda/Macmillan audio 
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A suburban murder mystery by the unofficial Poet Laureate of Twitter, the enigmatic Brian Bilston.

It’s January 1st and Brian Bilston is convinced that this year his New Year’s resolution will change his life. Every day for a year, he will write a poem. It’s quite simple. Brian’s life certainly needs improving. His ex-wife has taken up with a new man, a motivational speaker and indefatigable charity fundraiser to boot; he seems to constantly disappoint his long-suffering son; and at work he is drowning in a sea of spreadsheets and management jargon. So poetry will be his salvation. But there is an obstacle in the form of Toby Salt, his arch nemesis at Poetry Club and rival suitor to Liz, Brian’s new poetic inspiration. When Toby goes missing, just after the announcement of the publication of his first collection, This Bridge No Hands Shall Cleave, Brian becomes the number one suspect. If he is to regain his reputation and to have a chance of winning Liz, he must find out what has happened to Toby before it is too late. Part tender love story, part murder mystery, part coruscating description of a wasted life and interspersed with some of the funniest poems about the mundane and the profound, Diary of a Somebody is the most original novel you will read this or any year.

'Glorious. I will be astonished if I read a more original, more inventive or funnier novel this year.'
Adam Kay

'If you like a) laughing or b) words which rhyme with each other, you will love Brian Bilston.'
Richard Osman

'... achingly funny. Without doubt it should win next year’s Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for the best comic novel, even if my own novel is in contention as well.'
Jonathan Coe