Just For Today

by Nell Hudson

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Humorous Fiction Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Just For Today

An absolute page-turner of a coming-of-age story, a debut that pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the final page.

When we first meet Joni she's a disenchanted writer working as a nanny lodging in the house of a therapist in North London. We see the hedonism of city life, the giddy euphoria of the party years, the highs and the lows, the love, the laughter, "the will they won't they" of their relationships all wrapped up in crazy adventures within their London playground. Always comparing their hedonism to that of the resident fuck-up, the yardstick by which they measured their own debauchery. And always coming up trumps.

I loved every page, every obsessive resisting of Joni anaesthetising her feelings in the form of Henry who she had adored since she was sixteen. The comfort, intellectual companionship and craziness of her best friend Dylan. The party has to end sometime though surely? But how, and will it be just for today?

Deborah Maclaren

Just For Today Synopsis

The party has to end sometime

It all starts on New Year's Eve. A night that has to be a success, whatever the cost. For Joni and her friends, it'll be a party that promises all the high stakes and glamour of any other, but by sunrise they'll be dealing with something darker than the usual post-party comedown.

Not that they let this stand in their way. For this is their year to revel in all that the playground of London has to offer: sneaking into places they shouldn't, breaking every rule, falling in love with the wrong people. All the while avoiding one undeniable truth: it's not if the party ends, it's how.

JUST FOR TODAY is a bittersweet evocation of the end of innocence, and an exhilarating celebration of having nothing to lose - until suddenly, you do.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781472283986
Publication date: 9th June 2022
Author: Nell Hudson
Publisher: Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Nell Hudson Press Reviews

'What a yearning, tenderly bruising beauty of a book. Generous, gorgeous and funny, it's a brilliant portrayal of friendship in the roaring noughties. When I finished, I was so bereft and impressed that I turned straight back to the beginning and started again' -- Rhik Samadder

'Unputdownable. Totally wonderful' - Daisy Goodwin

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