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Not Another Happy Ending by David Solomons

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Jane, a budding author, has just received her 47th rejection which she pins to what she calls her ‘Board of Pain’. Thomas Duval of publishing company Tristesse has just thrown it in the bin … and then something makes him pull it back out and call Jane into the office. Later she and Thomas go to her Gran’s croft to work on the manuscript. They have sex … then more sex … and … This is all because Jane is not certain how to finish the novel so Thomas must help her work things out by being perfectly foul … interesting.

The DVD of the film version of Not Another Happy Ending is released on Monday 10 February 2014. Click below to view the trailer.


Not Another Happy Ending by David Solomons

Sometimes love needs a rewrite...

Novelisation by David Solomons of his screenplay for the quirky romantic comedy film Not Another Happy Ending, starring Karen Gillan (Amy Pond in Dr Who; Nebula in the forthcoming Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy), French actor Stanley Weber (Therese Desqueyroux, Henry V, Borgia) and Freya Manov (Skins).

With her debut novel, Happy Ending, JANE LOCKHART pulled off that rare double - critical acclaim and mainstream success. But now, with just the last chapter of the follow-up book to write, she encounters crippling writer's block. She has no idea how her story ends...This is not good news for her publisher, TOM DUVAL. His company is up against the wall financially and the only thing that will save him is a massive hit, in the form of Jane's next novel. When he discovers that his most important author is blocked, Tom realises that he has to unblock her or he's finished. Everyone knows that you have to be unhappy to be really creative, so Tom decides that the only way he's going to get her to complete the novel is to make her life a misery...


'Engagingly watchable' - Mark Adams, Screen Daily

'...has more heart than most Hollywood entertaining diversion and an example of mainstream Scottish cinema that easily holds its own' -- Rob Dickie, Sight On Sound

About the Author

Not Another Happy Ending is the first novel by Scottish author David Solomons who is best known for his screenwriting credits, including The Great Ghost Rescue and Five Children and It.

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1st January 2014


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Mira an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


384 pages


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