An Evening with John O'Farrell

Thursday 25th April 2024
18:30 at Waterstones, Nottingham

An Evening with John O'Farrell

Please join us for an evening with John O’Farrell to celebrate the release of his new book, Family Politics.

Their son is a Conservative.

All across Britain, a generation of grown-up children are graduating from university, moving back in to their old bedrooms and showing their gratitude by berating their parents for their out-of-date politics.

But for proud and high-profile left-wingers Emma and Eddie Hughes, the return of their only child is a far greater challenge than they ever could have anticipated. Young Dylan had warned them there was something personal he needed to tell them, but nothing could have prepared his right-on parents for the shocking revelation he delivers.

With his customary warm-hearted wit and razor-sharp political satire, John O’Farrell delivers another hilarious and entertaining dissection of the zeitgeist and offers a funny and insightful antidote to our divided times.

John will talk about his new book before an audience Q&A and book signing.


John O’Farrell's first book was the comic political memoir Things Can Only Get Better. It was a number one bestseller and remains one of the most popular political memoirs ever written. He wrote a sequel 20 years later: Things Can Only Get Worse. In the intervening years, he has published five novels. His new novel, Family Politics, will be published in 2024. He has also written the bestselling history books, An Utterly Impartial History of Britain and An Utterly Exasperated History of Modern Britain. One of a small number of British writers to have achieved bestseller 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! and, mostly recently, the musical adaptation of Mrs Doubtfire.

Twitter: @mrjohnofarrell

Nottingham Waterstones, Nottingham
Thursday 25th April 2024

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