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The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour

She loves him. She’s happy. But could she be happier?
‘Capturing humour in the small, perfectly skewered moments of everyday life, this is a story of small, largely middle-class lives enclave, made golden by the light that Nicholson shines on them’ Sunday Times
‘Nicholson is a subtle and addictive writer who deserves to be a household name’ Observer

Maggie and Andrew are lovers who live apart – Maggie in the country, Andrew in town. When Andrew is offered a job close to Maggie, moving in with her is the obvious next step.
Or is it? Is this the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with?

Maggie panics. She ends their relationship, devastating Andrew. But when he turns the tables on her, she begins to see him differently.

Meanwhile, Maggie’s Sussex neighbours are living through their own intense dilemmas. The stories of Maggie and other characters entwine in a continuous dance over seven golden days of high summer – a human kaleidoscope that captures how passionate yet mundane, painful yet comic our everyday lives can be.
These are seven golden days of summer … time enough for relationships to change for ever…

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

On Sale: 29th September 2011

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780857380289

Reviews

'Nicholson's eye for human behaviour and talent for storytelling make this novel gripping and thoroughly enjoyable'
Bookbag
'Rich in dialogue and humour'
Express
'Nicholson's novel reflects back his readers' hopes and disappointments in soothing therapeutic prose'
Independent
'You'll love it ... so intimate, so socially spot on ... Nicholson writes beautifully about love, tear-jerkingly well about parents and children'
Daily Mail
'The third volume of Nicholson's Sussex Downs saga leaves no doubt that he has discovered a magic formula, combining addictive story lines with observations that make you reconsider your own life'
Mail on Sunday
'You can feel Nicholson's pedigree in his writing; he's a pleasure to read ... emotionally engaging, clever'
Observer
'Taking place over a sunny week leading up to a dinner party in a Sussex town, this story of small, middle-class lives is made golden by the light Nicholson shines on them'
Sunday Times
'He writes with great emotional empathy ... richly detailed and acutely observed'
The Times
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 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 is a masterly writer
Scotsman