Just Like You (Paperback)
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Just Like You (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 15/04/2021
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With Hornby’s hallmark mischief and piercing observations about human nature, Just Like You is an artful portrayal of the benefits and dangers of head-over-heels attraction.

Lucy married just the sort of man you might expect: a university graduate who runs his own business. Unfortunately he turned out to have serious dependency issues.

Joseph is shaking off the memory of his last date, a girl who ticked all the right boxes and also drove him up the wall.

On an average Saturday morning in a butcher's shop in North London, Lucy and Joseph meet on opposite sides of the counter. She is a teacher and mother of two, with a past she is trying to forget; he is an aspiring DJ with a wide-open future that maybe needs to start becoming more focused. Lucy and Joseph are opposites in almost all ways. Can something life-changing grow from uncommon ground?

Nick Hornby's brilliantly observed, tender and brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall headlong in love with the best possible person - someone who may not be just like you at all.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241983256
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Hornby's prose is artful and effortless, his spiky wit as razored as a number-two cut' - Independent 

'Hornby writes with a funny, fresh voice which skewers male and female foibles with hilarious accuracy' - The Guardian

'Hornby is a fine writer, swift and pointed, with a lighter, more mischievous heart than he lets on, and more sympathy for the devil than he admits to' - The New York Magazine

'Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous at once' - The New York Times

'He should write for England' - The Observer

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Set in the months leading up the 2016 Brexit referendum, the story involves two unlikely people who simply fall in love . It is a bit boy meets girl, then world stop spinning around and a little more...

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“Classic Nick Hornby!”

I was thrilled to see a new book from accomplished author Nick Hornby, and it didn't disappoint.
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“Very disappointing and way too much Brexit. Not an escapist read”

I have enjoyed Nick Hornby's previous fiction but this one left me wanting more. Or less (about BREXIT). It is very much a novel of its time and I don't think it will be one that is still being read in years... More

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