Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Book Reviews: At Home & One Day

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Book Reviews: At Home & One Day

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ONE DAY by David Nicholls (Hodder & Stoughton, pounds 7.99) JULY 15, 1988: Emma and Dexter meet 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? Using songs from the day and subtle little touches, Nicholls conjures up a real sense of the 1980s, 1990s and right up to the present day.

This is a story of two people and how their lives are linked from the day they met. This one day changes their lives forever and they find themselves continually drawn to each other, will they ever get together? The story picks up with the characters' lives every year on July 15 through two decades. Nicholls has the knack of creating characters readers genuinely care about. The reader watches them grow up from daydreaming, spontaneous university graduates to more rounded though flawed adults.

A truly touching and inspiring novel that will make you laugh in parts, make you reminisce in others and perhaps even shed a tear. …

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