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Eleven

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Xavier Ireland is the assumed name of a radio-show host with a devoted following of listeners riveted by the sleepless loners who call in throughout the night to seek his advice. Off the air, he leads a low-key life of avoiding his neighbors, playing Scrabble, and maintaining an awkward friendship with his cohost, Murray. But his life begins to change when he meets a cleaning lady named Pippa, who becomes a constant, surprisingly necessary presence in his life as he starts facing up to his past and discovering solace and redemption in the most unexpected places. British comedian Mark Watson's North American debut humorously and poignantly explores life and death, strangers and friends, heartache and comfort, and whether the choices we don't make affect us just as powerfully as the ones we do.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I hugely recommend. Gentle, compassionate, unusual, and thought-provoking. Expected a fun read and got something better." - Chris Cleave


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Used availability for Mark Watson's Eleven

Hardback Editions

October 2011 : UK Hardback

Title: Eleven
Author(s): Mark Watson
ISBN: 1-4448-0839-7 / 978-1-4448-0839-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eleven
Author(s): Mark Watson
ISBN: 1-84983-136-X / 978-1-84983-136-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Eleven: A Novel
Author(s): Mark Watson
ISBN: 1-4516-0678-8 / 978-1-4516-0678-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner
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August 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Eleven
Author(s): Mark Watson
ISBN: 1-84737-968-0 / 978-1-84737-968-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

March 2011 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Eleven (unabridged audiobook)
Author(s): Mark Watson, narrated by Jot Davies
ISBN: 1-4074-7151-1 / 978-1-4074-7151-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Eleven: A Novel
Author(s): Mark Watson
Publisher: Scribner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2010 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Eleven
Author(s): Mark Watson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Eleven
Author(s): Mark Watson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK