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One Day by David Nicholls.. This rewarding un-romance takes us through the relationship of two who are misfit for each other, yet can't seem to part. I won't spoil it for you, but the message of this book is about the necessity of loving and being loved, whatever the odds.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate and often unbearably sad . . . the best British social novel since Jonathan Coe’s What a Carve Up!. . . . Nicholls’s witty prose has a transparency that brings Nick Hornby to mind: it melts as you read it so that you don’t notice all the hard work that it’s doing.."

The Times

"Fluid, expertly paced, highly observed, and at times, both funny and moving.."

The Boston Globe

Author bio: Born in 1966 in Eastleigh, Hampshire. David attended Toynbee Comprehensive school, and attended Barton Peveril Sixth Form College, before going to the University of Bristol in 1985 to study English Literature and Drama. Having graduated, and keen to pursue a career as an actor, he won a scholarship to study at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, before returning to London in 1991. A three year stint at the Royal National Theatre followed, understudying and playing small parts in, amongst others, Arcadia, Machinal, Inadmissable Evidence and The Seagull. During this period, he began to read plays and film scripts as a freelance reader, before taking a job at BBC Radio Drama as a script reader/researcher. During this period, he began to write, developing an adaptation of Sam Shepard’s stage-play Simpatico with the director Matthew Warchus, an old friend from University. He also wrote his first original script, a situation comedy about frustrated waiters, Waiting, which was later optioned by the BBC. Simpatico was turned into a feature film in 1999, starring Sharon Stone, Catherine Keener, Jeff Bridges, Nick Nolte and Albert Finney. He has been twice nominated for BAFTA awards and his first novel, Starter for 10 was featured on the first Richard and Judy Book Club. In fiction, he has written three novels, Starter for Ten, The Understudy and One Day. More information can be found here: http://www.davidnichollswriter.com/about_david

Book Details: Romance; 437 pp. Sweet angst: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions

Publisher Website: http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/

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