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William Nicholson



William Nicholson grew up in Sussex and was educated at Downside School and Christ's College, Cambridge. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award of their year. His first play, an adaptation of Shadowlands for stage, was Evening Standard's Best Play of 1990. He was co-writer on the film Gladiator, and his film writing credits include Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Les Miserables and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He is married with three children and lives in Sussex. Visit his website at www.williamnicholson.co.uk
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Adventures in Modern Marriage

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William Nicholson

'Nicholson's insight into the female mind is uncanny' The Times'A sexy, involving, thought-provoking delight' Daily Mail'A fine, tenderly written tale' Mail on Sunday'Nicholson is a masterly writer, this a thoroughly engaging novel' ScotsmanWith pace, wit and a beady eye, Adventures in Modern Marriage revisits the characters from Nicholson's highly acclaimed The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. But now the children are grown up, and the adults are older, though not always wiser. Here is a big-hearted novel about life and love in the bestselling vein of Colm Toibin and Nick Hornby'So incredibly accurate and true. Utterly captures the sense of quiet desperation of ordinary lives ... and the ways in which life turns on a sixpence' Kate Mosse on The Secret Intensity of Everyday LifeFocusing on Henry and Laura Broad and their daughter Carrie, this is a minute - but in true Nicholson style, extraordinarily empathetic - dissection of relationships and what keeps them going. It is an acute and compassionate look at male mid-life crises, female sexual desire, death and the fear of it, children and the trouble with them - all the things we battle with every day.

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The Lovers of Amherst

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Reckless

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William Nicholson
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Motherland

William Nicholson
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William Nicholson

'You come from a long line of mistakes,' Guy Caulder tells his daughter Alice. 'My mother married the wrong man. Her mother did the same.' At the end of a love affair, Alice journeys to Normandy to meet Guy's mother, the grandmother she has never known. She tells her that there was one true love story in the family. In the summer of 1942, Kitty is an ATS driver stationed in Sussex. She meets Ed, a Royal Marine commando, and Larry, a liaison officer with Combined Ops. She falls instantly in love with Ed, who falls in love with her. So does Larry. Mountbatten mounts a raid on the beaches at Dieppe. One of the worst disasters of the war, it sealed the fates of both Larry and Ed, and its repercussions will echo through the generations to come.

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The Golden Hour

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William Nicholson
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All the Hopeful Lovers

William Nicholson
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William Nicholson

Belinda wistfully reflects how much better at sex she is now in middle age than when she was younger. A lover would be nice but she'd never be unfaithful to her husband Tom. So when she discovers he's having an affair, she's more than angry. The seven days following her discovery see her through a rollercoaster of highs and mostly lows. But when she looks around her, she sees that she's not the only one who's having a bumpy ride. Chloe, her flirty student daughter, tries to set up Jack with shy Alice, yet fails to see that Jack is secretly longing for her. This is our own familiar world rendered pacy, funny, emotionally on the button and hugely entertaining.

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The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life

William Nicholson
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William Nicholson

Laura is content enough with her marriage, two children and part-time job. That is, until a lover from her past comes back into her life. Suddenly passion and excitement are rekindled, and she realises how stagnant her life has become. But how much happiness has she a right to expect? Unknown to Laura, many others in her Sussex village are living with their own unresolved inner dramas. None of them guesses at her crisis. Yet every decision they take has an impact on those around them. The hidden longings of a large cast of characters interweave in a gripping plot that reveals ordinary life at its richest : comic and tragic, poignant and cruel, surprising and moving - and brilliantly entertaining.