Author(s): David Nicholls
'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, with 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? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.
Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2010 and Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2010.
'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 20090129 '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 20081202 'The ultimate zeitgeist love story for anyone who ever wanted someone they couldn't have' -- Adele Parks 20090219 'A comic genius' -- Maria Beaumont on David Nicholls 20050211 'Brilliant... we would recommend it to anyone' -- Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan on STARTER FOR TEN 20050211 'I laughed a lot' -- Jeremy Paxman on STARTER FOR TEN 20050211 'Funniest book of the year' -- Marie Claire on THE UNDERSTUDY 20060101 'Moving, wickedly observed, warm, uplifting and above all blindingly funny, STARTER FOR TEN hits the spot time after time. Read this book' -- Jack on STARTER FOR TEN 20060101 'A zippy comedy with laugh-out-loud lines, grounded on a solid plot and first-rate dialogue...irresistible' -- Daily Mail on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050408 'Darkly funny and oddly romantic.' -- More on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050501 'An unusual mix of cynicism and romance - no slush, just lots of laughs!' -- Company on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050505 'Bitterly funny' -- Observer on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050508 'I adored THE UNDERSTUDY. It's a fantastic comedy ... delightfully written.' -- New Woman on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050401 'A funky, less-fluffy-than-funny rom com.' -- Metro on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050414 'Deeply funny, with brilliant dialogue.' -- Good Housekeeping on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050401 'Sweet and funny.' -- Eve on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050505 Book of the Month -- Red on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050501 'Highly enjoyable ... both knowing and charming.' -- Mirror Ticket on THE UNDERSTUDY 20050325 'Perfection! Made me laugh, cry and marvel over Nicholls' brilliantly crafted novel' -- Canberra Times 20090630 'Superb...from the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN' -- Manly Daily 20090630
David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. His TV credits include the third series of Cold Feet, Rescue Me, and I Saw You. He was co-writer for the film adaptation of Simpatico, which starred Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges and Sharon Stone. David's bestselling first novel, STARTER FOR TEN, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club in 2004, and David has written the screenplays for film versions of both STARTER FOR TEN (released in 2006, starring James McAvoy) and THE UNDERSTUDY (not yet released). Also, for BBC TV, David wrote a modern version of Much Ado About Nothing and recently adapted Tess of the D'Urbervilles. He is currently working on an adaptation of Far From The Madding Crowd.