The Knot

The Knot

The breathtaking new novel from acclaimed author and comedian Mark Watson: his most powerful and affecting yet.

Dominic Kitchen is a wedding photographer. Every Saturday since his career began in the sixties he has photographed a bride and groom on the happiest day of their lives, captured the moment they tied the knot forever, and then faded away into the background.

But throughout his life, Dominic has felt a knot inside him tighten, threatening his own chance of a happy ever after. And as the years go by, it becomes more difficult to ignore, until the ties that bind threaten to tear him apart…


'A pitch-perfect tragicomedy of ordinary - and not so ordinary - family life' Jonathan Coe

'A beautifully observed, touching and funny book of considerable power'

AL Kennedy, author of Day, Costa Book of the Year

'This book is just AMAZING. It deserves to be read by everyone and would be a fantastic choice for book groups. Beautifully written and utterly gripping, this could well be my favourite novel of the year' Jill Mansell
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780857200334 | 
  • August 2012
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AU$ 13.99

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Mark Watson

Mark Watson is one of Britain’s most popular young stand-up comedians. His comedy shows have won, among others, the Daily Telegraph Award, Time Out Best Stand-Up Award, Edinburgh Festival Panel Prize, and best shows at the Adelaide and Sydney Festivals. He has performed at every major international comedy festival and in more than twenty countries. He made comedy history at the Edinburgh Festival by performing for 24 hours, solo and without a break. He is a regular on many British TV shows and has his own highly successful BBC Radio 4 series, Mark Watson Makes the World Substantially Better. He is the author of the novels Bullet Points and A Light-Hearted Look at Murder, and the non-fiction title Crap at the Environment. Mark Watson lives in London.


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