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All the Hopeful Lovers by William Nicholson (Paperback, 2011)


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All the Hopeful Lovers Paperback – 15 October 2011
by William Nicholson
Belinda wistfully reflects how much better at sex she is now than when she was in her twenties. She’s thought about taking a lover, but ultimately could never do that to her husband Tom. So imagine her despair when she discovers he’s having an affair…
And what about Tom, and his lover Meg? It’s not easy for them either. Alongside this knot of middle-aged lovers is a tangle of younger ones, as Belinda’s flirty daughter Chloe tries to set up Jack with shy Alice, without realizing that Jack actually has a crush on her.
Nicholson casts an unflinching eye on men’s attitude to sex, on women, love and family life. This is our own familiar world rendered pacy, funny, emotionally on the button and hugely entertaining.
William Nicholson writes so well about love … It’s a comfortable scenario, yet heaving with emotion and yearning … as we all do ― Daily Express

You’ll love it … so intimate, so socially spot on. Nicholson writes beautifully about love, tear-jerkingly well about parents and children ― Daily Mail
It’s the simply truthfulness of his portrayal of men and women’s emotional and sexual lives that will surely earn Nicholson another batch of happy readers ― Daily Telegraph

Book Description
Nicholson casts an unflinching eye on men’s attitude to sex, on women, love and family life.
About the Author
William Nicholson grew up in Sussex and was educated at Downside School and Christ’s College, Cambridge. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award of their year. His first play, an adaptation of Shadowlands for stage, was Evening Standard’s Best Play of 1990. He was co-writer on the film Gladiator. He is married with three children and lives in Sussex.
Product details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Quercus; 1st edition (15 October 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1849163901
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9781849163903
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 2.84 x 19.69 cm

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Weight 0.500 g
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 5 cm


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