One on One (Paperback)
  • One on One (Paperback)

One on One (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/07/2012
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101 chance meetings, juxtaposing the famous and the infamous, the artistic and the philistine, the pompous and the comical, the snobbish and the vulgar, told by Britain's funniest writer. Life is made up of humans meeting one another. They speak, or don't speak. They get on, or fall out. They laugh, they cry, are excited, are indifferent. One on One is a chain of 101 extraordinary but true encounters, from Tolstoy rumbling Tchaikovsky in 1876 to George Galloway baiting Michael Barrymore in 2006. The Royal Family giggle at T.S. Eliot, Walter Sickert draws the curtains on the carol-singing Edward Heath, Youssoupoff assassinates Rasputin, Marilyn Monroe commissions Frank Lloyd Wright. Circular in its construction, panoramic in its breadth, One on One is a book like no other. 'Brown's glorious book is an original and a complete delight' Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times, Books of the Year

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007360642

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“A good stop and start book”

The idea of this book struck me as quite interesting, kind of like a six degrees of separation. Each story is a chance encounter between two people which then leads on to another encounter. The way the stories are set... More

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30th July 2012
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“One on One”

in 1916, Rasputin is murdered by Felix Youssoupoff in St Perersburg. In 1946, Youssoupoff attends a soical event and sing's a peasant song to Noel Coward who is impressed with his sweet sounding voice. In 1965,... More

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16th August 2012
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“An interesting read”

The idea of the book seemed quite unusual at first and I was unsure on how the book would actually flow and I have come to the conclusion that the book does not flow. The book is quite an interesting read though and... More

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6th August 2012
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