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David Nicholls - Author

About the Author

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, as well as a much-praised modern version of Much Ado About Nothing and an adaptation of Tess of the D’Urbervilles, both for BBC TV. David has continued to write for film and TV as well as writing novels, and he has twice been nominated for BAFTA awards.

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). His third novel, ONE DAY, was published in hardback in 2009 to extraordinary critical acclaim, and stayed in the Sunday Times top ten bestseller list for ten weeks on publication.

Photograph © Joss Barratt/Stay Still Ltd

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Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow

Author: David Nicholls Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 11/07/2019

Sweet Sorrow the new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of ONE DAY

Sweet Sorrow the new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of ONE DAY

Author: David Nicholls Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'That most rare and coveted of literary feats: a popular novel of serious merit, a bestseller that will also endure.' Observer 'Triumph ... the sense of nostalgia is visceral and intense, almost time-bending.' The Sunday Times '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 One life-changing summer Charlie meets Fran... In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling. The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare. Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out. '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 'A superbly written, beautifully observed account of teenage life, love, family dysfunction and friendship, which builds to a stunningly poignant ending.' Heat 'The author of Us and of course One Day has never written with more tenderness and insight than in this bittersweet story ... perfectly captures the dizzying highs and lows of first love.' Daily Express 'Such a beautiful book. Captures perfectly a moment in time we've all experienced.' Graham Norton

Sweet Sorrow the new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of ONE DAY

Sweet Sorrow the new Sunday Times bestseller from the author of ONE DAY

Author: David Nicholls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2019

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'That most rare and coveted of literary feats: a popular novel of serious merit, a bestseller that will also endure.' Observer 'Triumph ... the sense of nostalgia is visceral and intense, almost time-bending.' The Sunday Times '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 One life-changing summer Charlie meets Fran... In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling. The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare. Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out. '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 'A superbly written, beautifully observed account of teenage life, love, family dysfunction and friendship, which builds to a stunningly poignant ending.' Heat 'The author of Us and of course One Day has never written with more tenderness and insight than in this bittersweet story ... perfectly captures the dizzying highs and lows of first love.' Daily Express 'Such a beautiful book. Captures perfectly a moment in time we've all experienced.' Graham Norton

One Day 10th Anniversary Edition

One Day 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: David Nicholls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

'This perfectly executed novel is a reminder that reading can be the finest entertainment there is' Guardian 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?

Noi

Noi

Author: David Nicholls Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

In ciuda stangaciei si a manierelor usor necioplite, Douglas Petersen, de profesie biochimist, da dovada de un simt al umorului care o seduce pe frumoasa Connie, artista in devenire, si o convinge sa se casatoreasca cu el. Acum, la trei decenii de la inceputul relatiei lor, Connie il anunta pe Douglas ca se gandeste sa divorteze. Totusi, nu se simte in stare sa anuleze calatoria in Europa planificata pentru a incuraja inclinatiile artistice ale fiului lor de saptesprezece ani. Iar Douglas, in adancul fiintei lui, este convins ca acest voiaj le va reaprinde dragostea si il va ajuta sa-si refaca relatia cu fiul sau.De pe strA zile Amsterdamului n faimoasele muzee ale Parisului, din cafenelele veneE iene pe nsoritele plaje din Barcelona, odiseea lui Douglas Petersen nsufleE eE te bA trna EuropA pe mA surA ce el experimenteazA propria trezire la viaE A .CrizA a vrstei a doua, crizA a cuplului, crizA a adolescenE ei: Noi nseamnA voi...Nichols jongleazA cu tema iubirii pierdute E i, poate, regA site, oferindu-ne un final cu totul neaE teptat... "e; - New York TimesUn roman grozav... Nicholls este un maestru al relaE iilor nuanE ate. Este, de asemenea, expert n construirea unei poveE ti inteligente, aE a cum a dovedit ncA din bestsellerul O zi, romanul sA u anterior."e; - Entertainment Weekly

understudy

understudy

Author: David Nicholls Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

Stiven - neudachnik po zhizni: kar'era aktera ne slozhilas', zhena brosila, doch' osuzhdaet. Dzhosh, naoborot, udachliv. On krasiv, vsemirno izvesten, udivitel'no talantliv, schastlivo zhenat. V p'ese o Bajrone Dzhosh blistaet v glavnoj roli. A Stiven ego scenicheskij dubler. No tak kak Dzhosh udruchayushche zdorov, to dazhe posle nochnyh kutezhej nikogda ne sryval spektakl' i vsegda, k vostorgu zritelej, vyhodil na scenu. Stiven podozrevaet, chto emu ne suzhdeno poyavit'sya na scene v kostyume Bajrona. On chuvstvuet, chto ego zhizn' okonchena. Na vecherinke u Dzhosha Stiven znakomitsya s krasivoj, ostroumnoj zhenshchinoj. No i tut emu ne vezet: Nora - zhenshchina, kotoroj on otdal svoe serdce, - zhena Dzhosha. Pered Stivenom stoit nelegkij vybor: prinyat' zamanchivoe predlozhenie Dzhosha ili priznat'sya Nore v lyubvi i postavit' krest na svoej kar'ere v shou-biznese. Gotov li on byt' vechnym dublerom?..Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

God and Government in an 'Age of Reason'

God and Government in an 'Age of Reason'

Author: David Nicholls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2015

In this companion volume to Deity and Domination, David Nicholls broadens his examination of the relationship between religion and politics. Focusing on the images and concepts of God and the state predominant in eighteenth-century discourse, he shows how these were interrelated and reflect the language of the wider cultural contexts. Nicholls argues that the way a community pictures God will inevitably reflect (and also affect) its general understanding of authority, whether it be in state, in family or in other social institutions. Much language about God, for example, has a primarily political reference: in psalms, hymns and sermons God is called king, judge, lord, ruler and to him are ascribed might, majesty, dominion, power and sovereignty. But if political rhetoric is frequently incorporated into religious discourse, the reverse is also true: many key concepts of modern political theory are secularised theological concepts. In his consideration of this important and neglected relationship Nicholls sheds new light on religion and politics in the eighteenth century.

Gazprom An Energy Giant and Its Challenges in Europe

Gazprom An Energy Giant and Its Challenges in Europe

Author: David Nicholls Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/12/2014

This detailed case study of Gazprom explores motivation behind the company's foreign policies, it's strategies and tactics. It examines the challenges Gazprom faces in the European market and emphasizes the role of politics in Russsia's gas trade.

Us

Us

Author: David Nicholls Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2014

Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that seduces beautiful Connie into a second date...and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades later, they live more or less happily in the London suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce.The timing couldnt be worse. Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the worlds greatest works of art as a family, and she cant bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie.Narrated from Douglass endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son whos always felt like a stranger.

Us

Us

Author: David Nicholls Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/09/2014

Douglas Petersen's family is on the brink of dissolution. His marriage of twenty-one years to Connie is almost over. When autumn comes around, their son Albie will leave for college. Connie has decided to leave soon after. But before everything falls apart, there's still the summer holidays to get through - a Grand Tour of Europe's major cities - and over the course of the journey, Douglas devises a plan to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with his son.

Starter for Ten

Starter for Ten

Author: David Nicholls Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2014

V shestnadcat' let vse perezhivaniya Brajana Dzheksona byli svyazany s tem, chto v ego zhizni ne budet nichego bolee dostojnogo, chistogo, blagorodnogo i pravil'nogo, chem ocenki na vypusknyh ehkzamenah srednej shkoly. A v vosemnadcat' on, postupiv v universitet, schitaet, chto stal namnogo mudree, i spokojnee smotrit na zhizn'. Teper' ego ambicii prostirayutsya gorazdo dal'she: on mechtaet obzavestis' original'noj ideej, chtoby na nego obratili vnimanie, a eshche on strastno zhelaet zavoevat' serdce devushki svoej mechty, s kotoroj vmeste uchitsya. Emu kazhetsya, chto samyj prostoj sposob osushchestvit' ehto - vsego lish' probit'sya v universitetskuyu komandu dlya uchastiya v telekonkurse i proslavit'sya svoimi otvetami. No Brajan dazhe ne dogadyvaetsya, chto samyj slozhnyj vopros zadast emu zhizn': kakova raznica mezhdu znaniem i mudrost'yu? Roman "e;Vopros na desyat' ballov byl s uspekhom ehkranizirovan britanskimi kinematografistami sovmestno s gollivudskimi kollegami. Scenarij k fil'mu byl napisan Dehvidom Nikolsom, a glavnye roli v kartine s bleskom sygrali Dzhejms Makehvoj i Benedikt Kamberbehtch. Dehvid Nikols ne ostanovilsya na dostignutom i napisal scenarij po eshche odnomu svoemu romanu "e;Odin den', po kotoromu v 2011 godu byl snyat odnoimennyj fil'm s velikolepnoj EHnn Hehtehuehj, obladatel'nicej "e;Oskara, v glavnoj roli.

Macmillan Readers One Day Intermediate Reader WIthout CD

Macmillan Readers One Day Intermediate Reader WIthout CD

Author: David Nicholls Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/11/2011

The Macmillan Readers series are carefully graded from Starter to Upper Intermediate (A1-B2) to help students choose the right reading material for their ability. Our list of titles includes great stories from both contemporary and classic authors. 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their university graduation. Soon their lives will go in separate directions. But where will they be on 15 July of the following year, and the year after that? One Day is a wonderful and moving love story which takes place over the decades of the eighties and nineties.

Macmillan Readers One Day Intermediate Reader WIthout CD

Macmillan Readers One Day Intermediate Reader WIthout CD

Author: David Nicholls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/11/2011

The Macmillan Readers series are carefully graded from Starter to Upper Intermediate (A1-B2) to help students choose the right reading material for their ability. Our list of titles includes great stories from both contemporary and classic authors. 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their university graduation. Soon their lives will go in separate directions. But where will they be on 15 July of the following year, and the year after that? One Day is a wonderful and moving love story which takes place over the decades of the eighties and nineties.

One Day

One Day

Author: David Nicholls Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2011

This gift edition of ONE DAY is presented in a beautiful slipcase with head and tail bands and ribbon marker.'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? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.

One Day

One Day

Author: David Nicholls Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 24/08/2011

'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 Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.

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