Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 11/07/2019
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Sweet Sorrow
Wonderful!
I remember reading my proof of One Day and being blown away by this beautiful, sad story so I was delighted when Hodder & Stoughton sent me a proof of Swee... READ MORE
Laura at Braehead
Sweet Sorrow
A bitter sweet coming of age novel
We join Charlie during the summer of 1997 as he completes his GCSEs (the same year I completed mine so the nostalgia was palpable). The sweetness of falli... READ MORE
Joanna at Waterstones Telford
Sweet Sorrow
Bittersweet and joyful
Thank you so much to the publisher for sending me a copy at Waterstones Barnet. David Nicholls is an incredible writer. I can't think of many other author... READ MORE
Lucy - Waterstones Barnet bookseller
Sweet Sorrow
Nicholls' does it again!
Thank you to Hodder and Stoughton for sending me an advance copy of this in exchange for a review! Oh my word - I loved this so much. The best decision I... READ MORE
Jenna
Sweet Sorrow
Funny and clever
A book about first love – of course the story is centred about Romeo and Juliet - of course! And yet – despite resorting to such cliched storytelling – Dav... READ MORE
Tabby

Synopsis

One life-changing summer
Charlie 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.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781444715408
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Weight: 644g
  • Dimensions: 233 x 152 x 37 mm

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Sweet Sorrow
Summer nostalgia
Having loved all of David Nicholl's previous books I was always going to be predisposed to like this one. But that doesn't mean this book won't have a broa... READ MORE
Gemsiek
Sweet Sorrow
Glorious!
This is another wonderful novel from the mind of David Nicholls and just what his fans have been waiting for. To enjoy his novels you have to be willing to... READ MORE
BenjaminPXR5
Sweet Sorrow
a real Slowwwwwwwwww burn of a book.... an introduction to Shakespeare
Firstly and in my opinion, Sweet Sorrow is not anywhere near as engaging as One Day, or other Nicholls books, i am three quarters through the book and ha... READ MORE
cal;vin smith
Sweet Sorrow
Great book
Great Book
Ellie Atkins
Sweet Sorrow
A Beautiful and Melancholic British Story
I make a point of reading every new book by David Nicholls and am yet to find myself disappointed. This was no exception. The novel is a beautifully writte... READ MORE
Stephen Birss