Sweet sorrow

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ISBN:9781444715415

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On one life-changing summer 16-year-old Charlie meets Fran. This is a hymn to the tragicomedy of ordinary lives, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, blinding explosion of first love that perhaps can only be looked at directly once it has burned out.

Format
Paperback
Published
11/07/2019
ISBN
9781444715415
Publisher
HODDER & STOUGHTON
Weight
520kg

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Very funny and heart wrenchingly tender. Grazia Here he proves that he can still pull off that most rare and coveted of literary feats: a popular novel of serious merit, a bestseller that will also endure Observer This is Nicholls' talent - what really sets this story apart is the dialogue: funny, telling, laughter-inducing, he's hard to beat. Stylist He's such a genius. His novels are relatable and recognizable, but also surprising, breath-taking and life-enhancing. Nina Stibbe A classic coming of age novel with universal truths teased out with remarkable perception. Irish Times Affirms once again Nicholls' talent for unearthing the special in the ordinary. Metro Full of the joy and pain of first love, fans who fell for bestseller One Day , ten years ago, won't be disappointed. Sunday Mirror A big-hearted book with wonderful set-pieces ... beautifully funny and touching ... his books always seem as fresh as they are wise and funny. Literary Review This is Nicholls' talent - what really sets this story apart is the dialogue: funny, telling, laughter-inducing, he's hard to beat. Stylist I don't think anyone writing right now captures youth and adolescence better; I'm not sure anyone even gets close. Jenny Colgan, author of The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After Such a beautiful book. Captures perfectly a moment in time we've all experienced. Graham Norton Here he proves that he can still pull off that most rare and coveted of literary feats: a popular novel of serious merit, a bestseller that will also endure Observer Written with great comic panache and generosity of spirit, it is Nicholls' most mature and compelling novel so far i paper Nicholls' literary talents are impressive . . . the sense of nostalgia is visceral and intense, almost time-bending. The Sunday Times It's just perfect in every way. Jill Mansell A book that will find its way into your heart and set up home... this story perfectly captures the awkwardness and poignancy of first love Red Funny, engaging and moving, another triumph from the brilliant David Nicholls. John Boyne A compassionate, intelligent look at the raw pain and loneliness of a teenage boy, the everyday miracle of first love and the perennial power of Shakespeare's language Spectator Sweet Sorrow is a funny, affectionate exploration of first love Guardian If ever there was an author perfect to take with you on holiday (so to speak), it's David Nicholls' Stella Astutely observed, and almost painfully nostalgic, Sweet Sorrow reads like a true story. Clare Mackintosh It's everything a story should be. Beautiful and clear and heartfelt, and it will do what all brilliant stories do: it will find the very pinpoint of who you are and it will stay there. Joanna Cannon A master of the bittersweet coming-of-age novel Herald Pitch perfect ... Exquisite ... Terrific ... Very funny ... Though Sweet Sorrow is certainly pulse-quickening enough to absorb readers through this summer's airport delays and rained-off beach days, it's no escapist fantasy. The tale of Charlie and Fran will linger long beyond your tan Telegraph Nicholls perfectly captures the dizzying highs and lows of first love Daily Express No other writer breaks my heart and then partially bandages it back together quite like Nicholls does. Sweet Sorrow is an absolute must-read Sheerluxe Adrian Mole meets The Swish Of The Curtain in this lovely coming-of-age romcom about acting and the class divide Daily Mail Full of wisdom, poignancy and laughs. Mail on Sunday Interesting, moving, hilarious and sad at the same time Scotsman

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