Charlotte Street : The laugh out loud romantic comedy with a twist for fans of Nick Hornby
My name is Jason - and I have just met the most incredible woman, on Charlotte Street. Well, I say 'met'. I sort of held her bags for a second. But she smiled at me! And it was this amazing smile.
Of course, I don't know her name, or anything about her at all. But I do happen to have something of hers. She left behind one of those old-school disposable cameras. I've got it. It's here in front of me.
So there are two things I could now do: I could develop the photos. See her again, see her life. Maybe work out a way of finding her. Find that smile. Or I could chuck it in a bin like a grown-up.
I'm fairly sure one of those ideas is a good one. I'm fairly sure the other might be illegal. Look, if you were me... what would you do?
A heartwarming, laugh out loud novel perfect for fans of David Nicholls and Nicky Hornby from the bestselling author of Yes Man
Praise for Charlotte Street:
'One of this year's coolest must-reads' Stylist
'Fully of funny observations' Heat
'A brilliantly funny boy meets girl story' Mail on Sunday
'An unmissable read which will have you laughing out loud and melt your heart, all at once' Cosmopolitan
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 135 x 216 x 30mm | 459g
- 10 May 2012
- Ebury Publishing
- Ebury Press
- London, United Kingdom
- Trade Paperback.
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(because yes, there’s always a girl…)
Jason Priestley (not that one) has just seen her. They shared an incredible, brief, fleeting moment of deep possibility, somewhere halfway down Charlotte Street.
And then, just like that, she was gone – accidentally leaving him holding her old-fashioned, disposable camera, chock full of undeveloped photos...
And now Jason – ex-teacher, ex-boyfriend, part-time writer and reluctant hero – faces a dilemma. Should he try and track The Girl down? What if she’s The One? But that would mean using the only clues he has, which lie untouched in this tatty disposable...
It’s funny how things can develop...
Back cover copy
There was a girl struggling with the door of a cab and her packages. And I don’t know why, but I asked if
I could help. And she smiled at me. This incredible smile. And suddenly I felt all manly and confident, like a handyman who knows just which nail to buy, and now I’m holding some of her bags, and she’s saying ‘thank you’ and then... there’s that moment. And it felt like a beginning. But the cabbie was impatient and I suppose we were just too British to say anything else... and then it was, ‘thanks,’ and that smile again. She closed the door, and I watched the cab move off, hope trailing and clattering on the ground behind it. And then I looked down. I had something in my hands. A small, plastic box. I read the words on the front. Single Use 35mm Disposable Camera.
One of this year's coolest must-reads" * STYLIST * "Charlotte Street is charming, funny, romantic and quite adorable" * Jenny Colgan * "Full of funny observations" * HEAT * "We loved this funny romance with a twist" * CLOSER * "A brilliantly funny boy-meets-girl story" * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
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