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  • Published: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780753548189
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Diary of Two Nobodies




A year in the life of Gogglebox's Giles and Mary, as Giles is swamped by Mary's hoarding, Mary is a pawn in the Easel Wars, Giles frames Mary in a dishwasher showdown and Mary struggles with vexatious laundry.

Everybody is a somebody.

Giles is a countryman who relishes solitude. His wife Mary thrives in company and enjoys frequent escapes to London.

After thirty years in a marriage of opposites, Giles and Mary have adapted to a life of domestic misunderstandings within comical misadventures.

In The Diary of Two Nobodies, you will have the unique opportunity to discover, first hand, what occurs when a man who sees himself as a cross between Mr Bean and Basil Fawlty shares his life with a woman who identifies closely with the Queen.

Featuring original illustrations by the artist Giles, himself.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2018
  • ISBN: 9780753548189
  • Imprint: Virgin Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

Mary Killen

Mary Killen is a busy journalist, with a weekly column in The Spectator, and regular contributions in many other national publications. This is her sixth book.

Giles Wood

Giles Wood is an accomplished artist, and is also a published writer, with columns in The Telegraph and The Oldie.


Praise for The Diary of Two Nobodies

“Charming, wise, hilarious”

Country Life

“Hilarious journal.”

The Idler

“Required reading”

The Spectator

“I loved it.”

Virginia Ironside

“What heaven. I'm going to read it again. Hilarious and true and a tiny bit moving.”

Shane Watson

“So funny and also touching”

Louise Guinness

“A quiet and understated joy.”

Sophia Wood


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