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John O'Farrell

John O’Farrell was born in Maidenhead in 1962. His first book was the number-one bestselling comic political memoir Things Can Only Get Better, which he followed ten years later with Things Can Only Get Worse. In the decade in between, he has published five novels: The Man Who Forgot His Wife, May Contain Nuts, This Is Your Life, The Best a Man Can Get and There's Only Two David Beckhams. He has also written the bestselling history books An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern BritainOne of a small number of British writers to have achieved best-seller status with both fiction and non-fiction, his books have been translated into over twenty-five languages and been adapted for radio and television.  A former comedy scriptwriter for such productions as Spitting Image, Have I Got News For You, Smith & Jones and Chicken Run, he was the founder of Britain’s first daily news satire website NewsBiscuit and co-wrote the Broadway musical Something Rotten! 


Twitter: @mrjohnofarrell

Books in order of publication:

Things Can Only Get Better (1998)

The Best a man Can Get (2000)

This is Your Life (2002)

I have a Bream (2002)

I Blame the Scapegoats (2003)

May Contain Nuts (2005)

An Utterly Impartial History of Britain (2007)

Isle of Wight To Get Ceefax (ed) (2008)

An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain (2009)

The Man Who Forgot His Wife (2012)

A History of Capitalism According to the Jubilee Line (2013)

There’s Only Two David Beckhams (2015)

Things Can Only Get Worse (2017)

John O'Farrell Titles