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‘ONE DAY is destined to be a modern classic’ – Daily Mirror

Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. The multi-million copy bestseller that captures the experiences of a generation.

‘I can imagine you at forty,’ she said, a hint of malice in her voice. ‘I can picture it right now.’

He smiled without opening his eyes. ‘Go on then.’

15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.

So where will they be on this one day next year?

And the year after that? And every year that follows?


I found it totally gripping. The characters are complex, the locations familiar. I don't want to give away the ending but everyone who reads it agrees how powerful it is.
Ed Miliband, <i>The New Statesman<i>
Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable.
Nick Hornby
A wonderful, wonderful book.
<i>The Times</i>
I finished it last night and I'm still quite wobbly and affected by it. It was BRILLIANT. . . the jealousy nearly made me puke. I wish I'd written this book.
Marian Keyes
ONE DAY is destined to be a modern classic.
<i>Daily Mirror</i>
I couldn't think of anyone who wouldn't love this book.
Simon Mayo Books Panel, BBC Radio Five Live
An unputdownable romance for the 21st century.
This perfectly executed novel is a reminder that reading can be the finest entertainment there is.
A genuine tear-jerker as well as laugh-out-loud funny.
<i>Independent on Sunday</i> Books of the Year 2009
Nicholls' unmatchable gift for dialogue and romantic plotting
The Evening Standard
The book I go back to time and time again is One Day by David Nicholls. I read it every couple of years. It's perfect.
Dolly Alderton
A pleasingly collaborative reading experience
Financial Times
A modern classic
One of the most tear-jerking novels ever written
YOU Magazine