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Sweet Sorrow

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
Everyone has that one summer.

'Triumph ... the sense of nostalgia is visceral and intense, almost time-bending' The Sunday Times

'Pitch perfect ... Exquisite ... Terrific ... Very funny' Telegraph

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread.

Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope.

But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling.

The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare.

Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.

'The wit and real humour of his other books are here in this lovely rendition of what love is. A great read especially in England over the summer' ***** Reader Review

'What a lovely, beautiful book, full of wistful nostalgia' ***** Reader Review

'I loved this book. I've bought more copies to give to friends and family and will be recommending it to everyone I know who has ever fallen in love' ***** Reader Review

'This is a very special novel, both sad and funny at the same time, with such beautiful writing' ***** Reader Review

'A modern classic' ***** Reader Review

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"David Nicholls' Sweet Sorrow perfectly captures the intensity of first love, the beauty of a chosen family, and the complexity of transforming from a teenager to an adult. These are characters I'll be thinking about for a long time to come." - Jill Santopolo

"He's such a genius. His novels are relatable and recognizable, but also surprising, breath-taking and life-enhancing." - Nina Stibbe


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Hardback Editions

December 2020 : USA Library Binding

Title: Sweet Sorrow (Thorndike Press Large Print Core Series)
Author(s): David Nicholls
ISBN: 1-4328-8455-7 / 978-1-4328-8455-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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May 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: The long-awaited new novel from the best-selling author of ONE DAY
Author(s): David Nicholls
ISBN: 0-358-27427-3 / 978-0-358-27427-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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July 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: this summer's must-read from the bestselling author of ONE DAY
Author(s): David Nicholls
ISBN: 1-4447-1540-2 / 978-1-4447-1540-8 (UK edition)
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May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: this summer's must-read from the bestselling author of ONE DAY
Author(s): David Nicholls
ISBN: 1-4447-1542-9 / 978-1-4447-1542-2 (UK edition)
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August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Sweet Sorrow
Author(s): David Nicholls
ISBN: 0-358-24836-1 / 978-0-358-24836-1 (USA edition)
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July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: this summer's must-read from the bestselling author of ONE DAY
Author(s): David Nicholls
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July 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sweet Sorrow
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ISBN: 1-4447-1541-0 / 978-1-4447-1541-5 (UK edition)
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August 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: The long-awaited new novel from the best-selling author of ONE DAY
Author(s): David Nicholls
ISBN: 0-358-31181-0 / 978-0-358-31181-2 (USA edition)
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May 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: The Long-awaited New Novel from the Best-selling Author of One Day
Author(s): David Nicholls
ISBN: 1-09-414598-X / 978-1-09-414598-3
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August 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: The Long-Awaited New Novel from the Best-Selling Author of One Day
Author(s): David Nicholls
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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August 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: The Long-Awaited New Novel from the Best-Selling Author of One Day
Author(s): David Nicholls
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: The Long-Awaited New Novel from the Best-Selling Author of One Day
Author(s): David Nicholls
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: The Long-Awaited New Novel from the Best-Selling Author of One Day
Author(s): David Nicholls
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2019 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Sweet Sorrow
Author(s): David Nicholls
ISBN: 1-5288-6726-2 / 978-1-5288-6726-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Sorrow
Author(s): David Nicholls
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Sorrow
Author(s): David Nicholls
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sweet Sorrow
Author(s): David Nicholls
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Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: The long-awaited new novel from the best-selling author of ONE DAY
Author(s): David Nicholls
Publisher: Mariner Books
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July 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sweet Sorrow: this summer's must-read from the bestselling author of ONE DAY
Author(s): David Nicholls
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU