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All the Hopeful Lovers

All the Hopeful Lovers

‘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’ Observer
This is our own familiar world rendered pacy, funny, emotionally on the button and hugely entertaining.
Belinda wistfully reflects how much better at sex she is now than when she was in her twenties. She’s thought about taking a lover, but ultimately could never do that to her husband Tom. So imagine her despair when she discovers he’s having an affair…

And what about Tom, and his lover Meg? It’s not easy for them either. Alongside this knot of middle-aged lovers is a tangle of younger ones, as Belinda’s flirty daughter Chloe tries to set up Jack with shy Alice, without realizing that Jack actually has a crush on her.

Nicholson casts an unflinching eye on men’s attitude to sex, on women, love and family life.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 2nd September 2010

Price: £7.99

ISBN-13: 9780857380272

Reviews

'William Nicholson writes so well about love . . . It's a comfortable scenario, yet heaving with emotion and yearning . . . as we all do'
Daily Express
'You'll love it . . . so intimate, so socially spot on. Nicholson writes beautifully about love, tear-jerkingly well about parents and children'
Daily Mail
'It's the simple truthfulness of his portrayal of men and women's emotional and sexual lives that will surely earn Nicholson another batch of happy readers'
Daily Telegraph
'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'
Observer
'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 is a masterly writer'
Scotsman
'Nicholson is excellent at dialogue and his eye for period detail is almost as good'
Spectator