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One Day

One Day

David Nicholls’ highly-anticipated new novel, SWEET SORROW, is out now.

Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY.

‘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?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 23rd July 2009

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781848943964

Reviews

Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable . . . brilliant on the details of the last couple of decades of British cultural and political life . . . the perfect beach read for people who are normally repelled by the very idea of beach reads
Nick Hornby
I really loved it . . . it's absolutely wonderful . . . just so moving and engaging
Kate Mosse
An unputdownable romance for the 21st century.
<i>SHE</i>
Nicholls has a gimlet eye for period detail . . . A beguiling read
<i>Observer</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
You'd be hard pressed to find a sharper, sweeter romantic comedy this year than the story of Dex and Em
<i>Independent</i>
You're gripped from the opening pages . . . Nicholls, author of STARTER FOR TEN, writes faultless, engaging dialogue and keeps up a cracking pace. You will find this hard to put down
<i>Psychologies</i>
I couldn't think of anyone who wouldn't love this book.
Simon Mayo Books Panel, BBC Radio Five Live
We may have found the novel of the year - a brilliantly funny and moving will-they, won't-they romance tracing a relationship on the same day each day for two decades
<i>Heat</i>
A totally brilliant book about the heartbreaking gap between the way we were and the way we are...the best weird love story since THE TIME TRAVELLER'S WIFE. Every reader will fall in love with it. And every writer will wish they had written it.
Tony Parsons
With a nod to WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, this funny, emotionally engaging third novel from David Nicholls traces the unlikely relationship between Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew . . . Told with toe-curlingly accurate insight and touching observation . . . If you left college sometime in the Eighties with no clear idea of what was going to happen next, or who your lifelong friends might turn out to be, this one's a definite for your holiday suitcase. If you didn't, it still is . . . The feelgood film must surely be just around the corner. I can't wait.
<i>Daily Mail</i>
A moving and feel-good read. Nicholls is an expert at capturing that essence of young adulthood, first love, heartbreak, and the tangled, complicated course of romance . . . Deserves to be the must-read hit of the summer.
<i>News of the World</i>
Nicholls has written a warm, witty, smart and sad novel, and maybe one of the best books of the year
<i>Sunday Tribune</i>
The ultimate zeitgeist love story for anyone who ever wanted someone they couldn't have
Adele Parks
David STARTER FOR TEN Nicholls is back with this smart comedy, packed with the mistakes, mismatches and meandering conversations that make up real life
<i>Marie Claire</i>, Book of the Month
funny and moving
<i>Scotsman</i>
As a study of what we once were and what we can become, it's masterfully realised
<i>Esquire</i>
I loved this book . . . moved me profoundly
Amanda Ross
An off-kilter romantic comedy with charm to spare
<i>Harpers Bazaar</i>
A modern fairy tale, slickly put together. A gifted story-teller with lots of technical savvy.
<i>Scottish Review of Books</i>
A genuine tear-jerker as well as laugh-out-loud funny.
<i>Independent on Sunday</i> Books of the Year 2009
With its beautifully rounded, real characters and deeply poignant storytelling, this is one of the year's best novels.
<i>Heat</i>
Nicholls captures superbly the ennui of post graduation . . . The writing is almost faultless, there's a great feeling for the period and it's eminently readable.
<i>Herald</i>
A wonderful, wonderful book.
<i>The Times</i>
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>
The funniest, loveliest book I've read in ages. Most of all it is horribly, cringingly, absolutely 100% honest and true to life: I lived every page.
Jenny Colgan
A delicious love story
<i>Sunday Herald</i>
ONE DAY is destined to be a modern classic.
<i>Daily Mirror</i>
Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable.
Nick Hornby
This perfectly executed novel is a reminder that reading can be the finest entertainment there is.
<i>Guardian</i>
An edgy romantic tale
<i>Woman & Home</i>
Perfect for the beach or summer in the city
<i>In Style</i>
Snort-out-loud stuff . . . it deserves to be a huge hit
<i>thelondonpaper</i>