David Nicholls

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book | Fiction | 2014
UK & Comm → Hodder (Ed. Nick Sayers)
US → HarperCollins (Ed. Claire Wachtel )
Canada → HarperCollins (Ed. Iris Tupholme )

Douglas Petersen's wife is leaving him.

When autumn comes around, their son Albie will leave for college and Connie will leave soon after, her work done.

But there's still the summer holidays to get through - a Grand Tour of Europe's major cities - and over the course of the journey, Douglas devises a plan to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with his son.

Us is the history of a family, recounted over the course of what may well be their final weeks together. It's a comedy about the demands of a long marriage, about parenthood, about the relationship between reason and emotion, art and science, parents and children, middle-age and youth. A road-trip from Paris to Barcelona via Amsterdam, Munich, Venice, Sienna and Madrid, it's also the story of a marriage from its romantic beginnings to its possible end. Covering nine countries and twenty-five years, Us is epic and intimate, funny and heartbreaking.

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Kate Cooper manages the translation rights for Us

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The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.

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Reviews

It’s one of the funniest things I’ve read this year, and wonderfully transgressive. Craig Brown
The Daily Mail

Us didn’t headbutt me in the solar plexus like One Day, but it made me laugh more and is perhaps, ultimately, even more poignant. Jake Kerridge
The Telegraph

It is wise, moving and sweet. I honestly can’t imagine loving a novel much more. The Sunday Times

Never has a book about the end of a love affair been so heart-rendingly romantic and bittersweet. The Mirror on Sunday

[A] superior brand of romantic comedy, shot through with dark shards of truth. Rachel Hore
Independent

Brilliant... You will, once again, recommend to those closest to you. Stylist magazine
Stylist magazine

A quiet joy... a novel that captures the zeitgeist. Tim Auld
The Telegraph

Nicholls has produced another compulsively readable, formally inventive, extremely funny yet achingly melancholy love story. Andrew Billen
The Times

A master of romantic comedy.

Booklist Online

I am going to let you in on a secret, Us by David Nicholls is a most elegant and painful thing of beauty. Published in September. Read it...... Russell Crowe
Twitter

Aah that feeling when you finish a brilliant book and you are plunged back into life with a gnawing panic and a strange sense of loss. Russell Crowe
Twitter

A sad, funny, soulful joy of a book. Matt Haig
The Guardian

Nicholls’ greatest gift as a novelist is pages of idiosyncratic, witty dialogue that is a joy to read, at the same time as deftly evoking character and place. Alex Larman
Daily Express

David Nicholls's achievement is to balance the scary stuff against warm-hearted humour in a clever and enjoyable novel that deserves its likely success. Anthony Cummins
Literary Review

Prepare to laugh and cry all over again! New Magazine

[Us] is another beautifully pitched portrait of a relationship. RTE Guide

A remarkable take on a perfectly ordinary tale of love. ShortList Magazine

Genuinely funny. Woman's Own

Wonderful. A novel that manages to be both truly hilarious and deeply affecting. I loved it. S J Watson

Funny, sad, tender - predict it will be a monster hit. Jojo Moyes