David Nicholls

David Nicholls

Born in the 1960s in Hampshire, David went on to study English Literature at Bristol University. After graduating, he decided to pursue a career as an actor and, once he returned from his studies in New York, completed a three-year stint at the Royal National Theatre. This landed him a job as a script reader at BBC Radio Drama. It was script reading that led David to write himself. His first stage play, Simpatico, was turned into a feature film in 1999, starring Sharon Stone. David began writing full-time, including for four episodes of Cold Feet. He has been nominated for two BAFTAs and Starter for 10, his first novel, was featured on the first ever Richard and Judy Book Club. He is also the author of One Day, a best-seller that was also made into a feature film in 2010.

'Us' is David's latest novel – another beautifully-written and deeply moving love story. David resides in London with his partner and two children. More information about David can be found on his website: www.davidnichollswriter.com.

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While One Day was based around trying to find love, David Nicholls' latest novel, Us, is about trying to hold on to love. The story revolves around a husband and wife – Douglas and Connie – who have been together for 21 years, but are now on the brink of separation. In a last-ditch attempt to save their marriage, Douglas decides to take his wife and their college-bound son, Albie, on a grand tour of Europe. Douglas and Connie look back on the start of their relationship whilst on their trip – a trip that could be their final weeks as a couple. David describes the book as a road trip that combines "all the pleasures and disasters of a long, difficult journey".

Like his other books, Us is a love story, blended with comedy and drama. But this one is also about family – and the many demands it brings.

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David Nicholls' Bestseller

DivergentOne Day

'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.

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David Nicholls' Fantastic Book

DivergentStarter For Ten

It's 1985 and Brian Jackson has arrived at university with a burning ambition - to make it onto TV's foremost general knowledge quiz. But no sooner has he embarked on 'The Challenge' than he finds himself falling hopelessly in love with his teammate, the beautiful and charismatic would-be actress, Alice Harbinson. When Alice fails to fall for his slightly over-eager charms, Brian comes up with a foolproof plan to capture her heart once and for all. He's going to win the game, at any cost, because - after all - everyone knows that what a woman really wants from a man is a comprehensive grasp of general knowledge ...STARTER FOR TEN is a comedy about love, class, growing-up and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom. Are you up to the challenge of the funniest novel in years?

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