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Brian Bilston - the poet & novelist on his book 'Diary of a Somebody'

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Croft Hall Hungerford

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Hungerford

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An evening with the unofficial 'Poet Laureate of Twitter'. He'll talk about his new book and read some of his hugely popular poems.

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Diary of a Somebody is a stunningly original novel from Twitter sensation, 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, 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.

'Glorious. I will be astonished if I read a more original, more inventive or funnier novel this year.’ Adam Kay, author of ‘This is Going to Hurt’

‘The English comic novel, whose death this year was announced prematurely, is actually alive, well and in the safe hands of Brian Bilston. Here is a wonderful, laugh-out-loud comedy of suburban despair in the great tradition of David Nobbs and Sue Townsend. And it comes, of course, with the added bonus of Bilston’s poetry, sparkling here with all the wit, intelligence and humanity that has won him more than 50,000 followers on Twitter.’ Jonathan Coe, author of ‘Middle England’

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