Adventures in Modern Marriage (Hardback)William Nicholson (author)
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'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' Scotsman
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.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 694 g
Dimensions: 240 x 155 x 37 mm
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 * Scotsman *
His text is seasoned generously with wry humour and tiny, almost imperceptible ironies * Irish Independent *
Sympathetic and skilful ... Nicholson writes well about female sexuality, seen here to be every bit as powerful as its male equivalent * Observer *
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
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
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
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 a slice of English countryside viewed in the manner of both Anthony and Joanna Trollope; substantial, richly detailed and acutely observed * The Times *
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