'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.
Galaxy National Book Awards: Sainsbury's Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010 and
Galaxy National Book Awards: Book of the Year 2010.
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2010 and
Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award: Adults' Book of the Year 2010.
'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
'Big, absorbing, smart, fantastically readable ... brilliant on the details of the last couple of decades of British cultural and political life' - Nick Hornby
'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
'It is a cleverly and astutely constructed book ... upon finishing it I pressed it to my chest as a big fat tear splashed onto its upturned spine' - The Times Book Club
'You'd be hard pressed to find a sharper, sweeter romantic comedy this year than the story of Dex and Em' - Independent
'I felt that I had been emotionally taken apart by the very best. This perfectly executed novel is a reminder that reading can be the finest entertainment there is' - Guardian
'It made me laugh and sob, and the characters just walk off the page into your head, where they remain. How I wish I'd written it, as does every novelist I know' - Polly Williams
'We could fill a page with descriptive proclamations of its brilliance, but we'll stick with intoxicating, engrossing and verging on genius. If this has never graced your bedside table, then go directly to the nearest bookshop, purchase one copy and start 2010 with a read that has taken the literary world by storm' - Daily Record
'I really loved it ... it's absolutely wonderful ... just so moving and engaging' - Kate Mosse
'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
'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
'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
David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. His TV credits include the third series of Cold Feet, Rescue Me and I Saw You, as well as a much-praised modern version of Much Ado About Nothing and an adaptation of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, both for BBC TV. David has twice been nominated for BAFTA awards. David's bestselling first novel, Starter for Ten, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club in 2004, and David has written the screenplays for film versions of both Starter for Ten (released in 2006, starring James McAvoy) and The Understudy (not yet released). His third novel, One Day, stayed in the Sunday Times top ten bestseller list for ten weeks on publication.