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One Day

David Nicholls

34 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A book about friendship - and more - that will strike a chord with many. GRAZIA

'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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  • 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

  • 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

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

  • It is a cleverly and astutely constructed book - but that is worthy of a mere footnote compared with its emotional impact. I am not ashamed to say that upon finishing it I pressed it to my chest as a big fat tear splashed onto its upturned sp

  • 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

  • The ultimate zeitgeist love story for anyone who ever wanted someone they could

  • A wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate and often unbearably sad . . . the best British social novel since Jonathan Coe's WHAT A CARVE UP! . . . Nicholls's witty prose has a transparency that brings Nick Hornby to mind: it melts as you read it so that you don't notice all the hard work that it's doing - The Times

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

  • Variously moving, funny, wise and cautionary. - Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin.

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  • 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 2009

  • 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

  • Perfection! Made me laugh, cry and marvel over Nicholls brilliantly crafted novel - The Canberra Times

  • A book about friendship and more that will strike a chord with many. - Grazia

  • Incredibly moving - Marian Keyes, writing in the Irish Independent

  • I found it totally gripping. The characters are complex, the locations familiar. I don't want to give away the ending but everyone who reads it agrees how powerful it is. - Ed Miliband The New Statesman

  • Relentlessly funny and heartbreaking we predict a movie adaption soon. - The Herald Sun

  • Wonderful! You ll laugh, you ll cry as you follow the lives of Emma and Dexter over twenty years - Sunday Herald Sun

  • This is one of those books that is so good you look forward to picking it up every day. - The Illawarra Mercury

  • 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

  • An entertaining page-turner by the author of Starter For Ten that questions whether men and women can ever truly be friends, this unique love story revisits Em and Dex on the same day every year for two decades. It s endearing honesty will make you both cringe and cry. - Marie Claire

  • Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable . . . brilliant on the details of the last couple of decades of British cultural and political life . . . the perfect beach read for people who are normally repelled by the very idea of beach reads - Nick Hornby

  • I really loved it . . . it's absolutely wonderful . . . just so moving and engaging - Kate Mosse

  • This book opens up the pleasures - and errors of youth. The unconventional love story revisits one or other every year on the same date to follow their romantic flings, Dexter's television career and Emma's depressing stint in a Mexican take-away. With a tragic twist, this is a cautionary tale about seizing the day. - The Daily Telegraph

  • Relentlessly funny and heartbreaking. We predict a movie adaptation soon. - The

  • With a tragic twist, this is a cautionary tale about seizing the day. - The Daily Telegraph

  • An entertaining hybrid of lad and chick lit with a jaunty British vibe. - Better Homes and Gardens

  • Its endearing honesty will make you both cringe and cry - Marie Claire

  • It s a clever and likeable fiction. - The Age

  • A story based on a device of brilliant simplicity... Julian Rhind-Tutt gives a brilliantly laid-back reading of Nicholls's sharp, sweet love story - Daily Mail

  • Nicholls style is accessible and lyrical, drawing out beauty from the banality of the everyday, without flinching at life s embarrassing moments. One Day weaves a story that movingly reflects the rhythms of life. - Time Out Sydney

  • David Nicholls achieved success with Starter for Ten, smart, laddish fiction Nicholls tells the story exclusively from one calendar day - the anniversary of Emma and Dexter first meeting, July 15 - over 20 years. It's an interesting device that leads to a compressed, fast-paced, emotional Rubik's Cube of a novel it's a clever and likeable fiction - The Age

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

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David Nicholls

Galaxy Book Award-winner (ONE DAY), Richard & Judy bestseller (STARTER FOR TEN), BAFTA Award nominee (GREAT EXPECTATIONS) and now Man Booker Longlisted (US) author David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing.
As well as his multimillion-copy bestselling novels STARTER FOR TEN, THE UNDERSTUDY and ONE DAY, David is a scriptwriter whose credits include the TV series Cold Feet, Rescue Me, I Saw You, the TV movies The 7:39 and Aftersun, and screenplays for Far From the Madding Crowd, Great Expectations, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and When Did You Last See Your Father?
He has also written the screenplays for the film adaptations of his own novels, STARTER FOR TEN (2006) which starred James McAvoy, ONE DAY (2010), starring Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, and the forthcoming THE UNDERSTUDY (release TBC).