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Adventures in Modern Marriage

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781784298555

Price: £12.99

With 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 Life

Focusing 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.


A fine, tenderly written tale
Mail on Sunday
A sexy, involving, thought-provoking delight
Daily Mail
He writes about doubt, love, equivocation, treachery, loyalty and joy, but he does so with such empathy and shifts one's perspectives with such unobtrusive skill that he widens one's sense of what it means to be human
Jenni Russell
His text is seasoned generously with wry humour and tiny, almost imperceptible ironies
Irish Independent
Nicholson is a masterly writer, this a thoroughly engaging novel
Nicholson is a subtle and addictive writer who deserves to be a household name ... [with] his remarkable eye for detail and for the weaknesses of human nature'
Nicholson's great strength lies in his ability to make the reader understand and care about his characters ... He is particularly concerned with morality and love, subjects that have inspired all great novelists. It is a joy to find a contemporary writer passionately engaged with both
Elizabeth Jane Howard
Nicholson's insight into the female mind is uncanny
The Times
So incredibly accurate and true. Utterly captures the sense of quiet desperation of ordinary lives, the huge emotional vulnerability of having children and the ways in which life turns on a sixpence
Kate Mosse
This is a slice of English countryside viewed in the manner of both Anthony and Joanna Trollope; substantial, richly detailed and acutely observed
The Times
William Nicholson tells us about these people with perfect poise - he pulled me right into their lives
Evening Standard