One Day

by David Nicholls

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Galaxy Book Award Winner 2010

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 23 February 2012.

One of Richard Bacon's favourite books.

A 2011 World Book Night selection.

Winner of the Galaxy Book of the Year 2010.

Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 6 May 2010.

Now a film starring Anne Hathaway as Emma and Jim Sturgess as Dexter.

Two people meet on the last day of university and forge a friendship which the reader follows on the same day of the year, every year, for the next twenty years. Emma and Dexter are so believable, so simply and eloquently drawn that you will take them to your heart. You will laugh and you will cry and if you don’t you are a hard, hard person!! Absolutely brilliant!

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One Day Synopsis

'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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One Day Press Reviews

'It's rare to find a novel which ranges over the recent past with such authority, and even rarer to find one in which the two leading characters are drawn with such solidity, such painful fidelity, to real life that you really do put the book down with the hallucinatory feeling that they've become as well known to you as your closest friends. Hard to imagine anyone encountering characters as well drawn as this and not recognizing the extraordinary talent of the writer who has created them.'   Jonathan Coe Guardian Books of the Year  

'I finished it last night and I'm still quite wobbly and affected by it. It was BRILLIANT... the jealously nearly made me puke. I wish I'd written this book'   Marian Keyes  

'The ultimate zeitgeist love story for anyone who ever wanted someone they couldn't have'   Adele Parks  

'Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable ... brilliant on the details of the last couple of decades of British cultural and political life'   Nick Hornby  

'The novel of the year - a brilliantly funny and moving will-they, won't-they romance tracing a relationship on the same day each day for two decades'   Heat 

'You'd be hard pressed to find a sharper, sweeter romantic comedy this year than the story of Dex and Em'  Independent  

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 TRAVELER'S WIFE. Every reader will fall in love with it. And every writer will wish they had written it.'   Tony Parsons

'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

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ISBN: 9780340896983
Publication date: 04/02/2010
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340896983
Publication date: 4th February 2010
Author: David Nicholls
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About David Nicholls

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 ...

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