Hotel Alpha - Mark Watson

Three decades ago, the charismatic Howard York built the empire of his dreams: the Hotel Alpha. It was once the finest in London, but over the years, as the world around it has moved on at an ever more dizzying rate, the hotel has struggled to keep pace.
Graham, the Alpha’s concierge, has been behind the front desk since the day the hotel opened and has witnessed every stage of its history. Chaz, Howard’s blind adopted son, has almost never ventured outside its walls. Both of them view the Alpha as their sanctuary, the place that gives them everything they need. But both of them must now accept that the Alpha no longer offers them the life they most want, and that Howard’s vision has been built on secrets as well as dreams …

The novel also has a companion volume, "an electronic collection of 100 short stories. The book itself is about a London hotel and the way the internet changes the lives of two people who lives there. The 100 stories serve as a sort of alternative version, taking up the little stories there’d be no space for in the main novel, giving a new life to some of its minor characters, clearing up the odd mystery from the book but mostly spinning a web of new tales spanning the twenty or so years of HOTEL ALPHA’s action."
Pre-order today! Released 31 July. 
Read Mark’s full description and reasoning behind the new novel here.

Hotel Alpha - Mark Watson

Three decades ago, the charismatic Howard York built the empire of his dreams: the Hotel Alpha. It was once the finest in London, but over the years, as the world around it has moved on at an ever more dizzying rate, the hotel has struggled to keep pace.

Graham, the Alpha’s concierge, has been behind the front desk since the day the hotel opened and has witnessed every stage of its history. Chaz, Howard’s blind adopted son, has almost never ventured outside its walls. Both of them view the Alpha as their sanctuary, the place that gives them everything they need. But both of them must now accept that the Alpha no longer offers them the life they most want, and that Howard’s vision has been built on secrets as well as dreams …

The novel also has a companion volume, "an electronic collection of 100 short stories. The book itself is about a London hotel and the way the internet changes the lives of two people who lives there. The 100 stories serve as a sort of alternative version, taking up the little stories there’d be no space for in the main novel, giving a new life to some of its minor characters, clearing up the odd mystery from the book but mostly spinning a web of new tales spanning the twenty or so years of HOTEL ALPHA’s action."

Pre-order today! Released 31 July. 

Read Mark’s full description and reasoning behind the new novel here.

oxymoronish:

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SYDNEY! You have a few more opportunities to see Mark live!

TONIGHT!

'Just For Laughs: The Stand Up Series Hosted by Dave Thornton'

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The Stand Up Series - Thursday, 17 October. The Studio, Sydney Opera House. 7:15PM. $15-$30. 

SATURDAY!

'The Comeback'

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Just For Laughs Sydney - Saturday, 19 October. The Studio, Sydney Opera House. 7:15PM & 9:30PM. $34.32-$42.90. 

'The Gala'

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International Comedy Gala Hosted by Rove McManus - Saturday, 19 October. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House. 7:00PM. $71.92-$109. 

quadthefuck:

Mark Watson being a dear and standing still for two seconds so we could get a picture at his reading of the Knot at Hay Festival 2013.

quadthefuck:

Mark Watson being a dear and standing still for two seconds so we could get a picture at his reading of the Knot at Hay Festival 2013.

oxymoronish:

this was done really quickly because I have a flight to catch in a bit… 
hello mark

Adorable.

oxymoronish:

this was done really quickly because I have a flight to catch in a bit… 

hello mark

Adorable.

Mark Watson by Steve Schofield

Mark Watson by Steve Schofield

nuclearoverreactor:

Another gem buried in my Comedy folder. 

nuclearoverreactor:

Another gem buried in my Comedy folder. 

oxymoronish:

I’m going to dump the rest of the doodles from #25hours (minus a few terrible unsaved ones) in this post for archiving purposes

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We are very taken with these doodles and you should definitely look at them all