The Man Booker Prize-longlisted follow-up to the multimillion-copy bestselling ONE DAY. Jojo Moyes says, 'I loved this book. Funny, sad, tender: for anyone who wants to know what happens after the Happy Ever After.'
Galaxy Book Award-winner (ONE DAY), Richard and 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).
I loved this book. Funny, sad, tender: for anyone who wants to know what happens after the Happy Ever After. - Jojo MoyesWonderful. A novel that manages to be both truly hilarious and deeply affecting. I loved it. - S J WatsonWonderful. A novel that manages to be both truly hilarious and deeply affecting. I loved it. - S J WatsonA wrenching examination of a journey through Europe that goes terribly wrong and a consideration of what it means to be a parent today. - Philip Hensher, GuardianAs many emotions as air miles - Damian Barr, ObserverNicholls writes with such tender precision about love, this time about a type of relationship often neglected as unsexy - the long-married couple. Yet greater longevity, female economic independence and the baby-boomer sense of entitlement to perpetual happiness has led to a spike in fiftysomething divorces. Long marriages are no longer seen as becalmed seas, albeit with chilly, hidden depths, but in as constant flux as younger partnerships. Nicholls has demographics on his side, along with his wry, plaintive but ever hopeful words. - Janice Turner, The Times