Sweet Sorrow

Author(s): David Nicholls

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The major new novel from David Nicholls. One life-changing summerCharlie meets Fran... 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.


Charlies exams didn't go well, he has a long boring summer ahead with no plans and his Dad needs looking after. Then he meets Fran Fisher and his whole life changes. David Nicholls has written a beautiful story about first love , friendship,and complicated family. It is funny and moving and perfectly captures an awkward time between childhood and being an adult. I loved it and would happily recommend it to all. Jo


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General Fields

  • : 9781444715415
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : January 2019
  • : ---length:- '23.4'width:- '15.3'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Nicholls
  • : 395
  • : near fine
  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : 1907
  • : Paperback