Dead Man Talking

Roddy Doyle

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Pat had been best friends with Joe Murphy since they were kids. But years ago they had a fight. A big one, and they haven’t spoken since - till the day before Joe’s funeral. What? On the day before his funeral Joe would be dead, wouldn’t he? Yes, he would… Roddy Doyle’s first book for the Quick Reads programme to support adult literacy is fast, funny and just a tiny bit spooky.

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Dead Man Talking is the first book by a Booker Prize Winner to be published as part of the Quick Reads programme supporting and encouraging adult literacy, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring it to thousands of new readers as part of World Book Night. It's thrilling, compelling and more than a little spooky.