The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child (Paperback)
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The Reacher Guy: The Authorised Biography of Lee Child (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 21/10/2021
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'A biography as gripping as one of Lee Child's own bestsellers' Ian Rankin

'Very enjoyable' The Times

'Vivid and entertaining' Telegraph

Lee Child is the enigmatic powerhouse behind the phenomenally successful Jack Reacher novels. With devoted fans across the globe, and over a hundred million copies of his books sold in more than forty languages, he is that rarity, a writer who is both critically acclaimed and adored by readers. And yet curiously little has been written about the man himself.

The Reacher Guy shows us for the first time the young man behind the invention of Jack Reacher. Through parallels drawn between Child and his literary creation, it tells the story of how a lost and lonely boy from Birmingham with a ferocious appetite for reading grew up to become a high-flying TV executive, before coming full circle and establishing himself as an internationally bestselling author.

Heather Martin explores Child's lifelong fascination with America - and shows how the Reacher novels fed and fuelled this obsession. Drawing on exclusive correspondence and conversations with Child over a number of years, she forensically pieces together his life, from Northern Ireland and County Durham to New York and Hollywood. This is the definitive account of the man behind one of the most iconic series of our times.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472134233
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 40 mm


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Here is a biography as gripping as one of Lee Child's own bestsellers. Heather Martin digs deep to uncover nugget after nugget. Trust me, this is gold. -- Ian Rankin

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“Wonderful”

I have been very excited to read this since I heard It was going to be written. It arrived yesterday and I am already half way through. It is a wonderful read! The jack reacher series is by far my favourite, so... More

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“A terrifically detailed read”

This is the story of a man who himself is fascinated by stories.

This biography is a forensically detailed examination of the life of Jim Grant, the man who became Lee Child and gave us Jack Reacher.

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