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One Day

One Day

‘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?

(P)2010 Hodder & Stoughton
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 4th February 2010

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781848949775


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>
Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable.
Nick Hornby
An edgy romantic tale
<i>Woman & Home</i>
Snort-out-loud stuff . . . it deserves to be a huge hit
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
A wonderful evocation of a modern love affair
An off-kilter romantic comedy with charm to spare
<i>Harpers Bazaar</i>
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
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
A modern fairy tale, slickly put together. A gifted story-teller with lots of technical savvy.
<i>Scottish Review of Books</i>
funny and moving
Lightly done, but saved from schmaltz by rueful wit and lashings of cringe-inducing nostalgia
<i>Guardian Review</i>
As a study of what we once were and what we can become, it's masterfully realised
The ultimate zeitgeist love story for anyone who ever wanted someone they couldn't have
Adele Parks
Clever, funny and poignant
<i>Daily Express</i>
Perfect for the beach or summer in the city
<i>In Style</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
I really loved it . . . it's absolutely wonderful . . . just so moving and engaging
Kate Mosse
This perfectly executed novel is a reminder that reading can be the finest entertainment there is.
I couldn't think of anyone who wouldn't love this book.
Simon Mayo Books Panel, BBC Radio Five Live
You'd be hard pressed to find a sharper, sweeter romantic comedy this year than the story of Dex and Em
Nicholls has written a warm, witty, smart and sad novel, and maybe one of the best books of the year
<i>Sunday Tribune</i>
An unputdownable romance for the 21st century.
A wonderful, wonderful book.
<i>The Times</i>
Incredibly moving
Marian Keyes, writing in the <i>Irish Independent</i>
Fabulous . . . I couldn't put it down . . . It's brilliant
Fay Ripley
Nicholls has a gimlet eye for period detail . . . A beguiling read
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>
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
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
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.
With its beautifully rounded, real characters and deeply poignant storytelling, this is one of the year's best novels.
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>
A delicious love story
<i>Sunday Herald</i>
I loved this book . . . moved me profoundly
Amanda Ross
ONE DAY is destined to be a modern classic.
<i>Daily Mirror</i>
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
It's rare to find a novel which ranges over the recent past with such authority, and even rarer to find one in which the two leading characters are drawn with such solidity, such painful fidelity, to real life that you really do put the book down with the hallucinatory feeling that they've become as well known to you as your closest friends. Hard to imagine anyone encountering characters as well drawn as this and not recognizing the extraordinary talent of the writer who has created them.
Jonathan Coe, <i>Guardian</i> Books of the Year 2009
A total treat . . . by turns bittersweet, funny, touching and sad, but always Nicholls's wonderfully observant and wry touch shines through. A way-we-live-now parable about relationships, disappointments, friendship and expectations; a novel utterly comfortable in its own skin
Kate Mosse, writing in <i>The Times</i>
A genuine tear-jerker as well as laugh-out-loud funny.
<i>Independent on Sunday</i> Books of the Year 2009