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    Description'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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  • a marvellous novel5

    Marianne Vincent One Day is the third novel by British author, screenwriter, and actor, David Nicholls. The day referred to in the title is St. Swithin's Day, July 15th, and the narration describes what is happening in the lives of two people, Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley, each year on that day as well as referring to significant events of the preceding year. Emma and Dexter are first encountered on the day after their graduation and are followed through twenty years of life: relationships, career highs and lows, personal crises, addictions, weddings, marriages, divorces, extramarital affairs, parenthood, resounding successes and abysmal failures, loss of significant family members, loneliness, cohabitation and physical ageing all feature. Apart from straight narration, Nicholls uses letters (sent and unsent), poems, phone messages and newspaper articles to tell the story, and he cleverly creates the feel of the period with songs, books, movies, TV shows, world affairs, politics and sports. It all feels very real. Dexter and Emma have lots of depth and appeal; the supporting characters are likewise interesting. Nicholls manages to evoke plenty of laughter, but also tears (occasionally at the same time!) as well as groans and sighs. He also packs a punch that will leave the reader gasping. This is a marvellous novel that will have readers searching out other works by David Nicholls. by Marianne Vincent

  • Great book!4

    Virginia Costeschi A great read: sensitive, funny, melancholic, romantic, painful. I think every woman and every man can enjoy this book. by Virginia Costeschi

  • A new favourite5

    Emma Salik First of all: wow! I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did.

    The style in which it is written is intelligent, witty and engaging. And the love story is so real and passionate, spanning 20 years with all the ups and downs that life presents. The characters of Emma and Decter are perfectly formed and so beautifully human with their flaws. I became so emotionally involved in the story while reading, cried a bucket of tears, and honestly didn't see the ending coming. This is a beautiful book.

    This book is a new favorite, I recommend it to everyone. by Emma Salik

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    Doha Youssef I was quite hesitant to buy a book from this site as the books were at unbelievably low prices. I got my book in a matter of days and I am absolutely thrilled. Customer service as well as quality of products is amazing. The book is stunningly well written. by Doha Youssef

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    One of the best modern novels I've read in quite a while5

    Julie A relationship between two people over twenty years - a simple concept but used very successfully. As time passes the charcters develop in front of you, and it's remarkable how the power in the relationship shifts from one person to the other. Each snapshot is interesting and engaging and leaves you wanting to read on. There is plenty of suspense and 'what if' moments, and much of the book can be quick solemn.
    Overall I would say it's a very well-written, funny and sobering book about a normal, everyday situtation, and it will certainly leave you pondering the relationships in your own life. by Julie

  • Charming4

    Shelley Cusbert I enjoyed this despite it being a little slow in parts, its an intimate look at a relationship that I can identify with in some ways and I think that is the main appeal for me. The characters and the relationships were genuine in the most part and even though the books focused on only select moments each year for over 20 years the growth and change was well handled so you didnt feel you had missed anything. It had a rare honesty and charm with a sense of nostalgia for the 80's and 90's and {my own} youth :)
    I can't give it 5 stars because the climax of the relationship bugged me as wrong. My first thought was - "what a copout".
    But an easy, entertaining, charming and likeable read. by Shelley Cusbert

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