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One Day (English)

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Language: English
Length: 448 Pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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One Day is the bittersweet story of a couple who meet each other, proceed to fall in love, hide their true feelings from each other, and ultimately tie the knot and lead a happy life till fate parts them.


The novel starts with the rendezvous of two young graduates, Emma and Dexter, on the day of their graduation. She is 22, and he is 23. They are both attracted to each other, but they don’t tell each other how they feel. In a bid to see how their lives will pan out individually, they decide to meet on the same day, July 15, every year, and promise to keep in touch. They part after teasing each other as to what they think the future holds for them.


Emma is earnest and idealistic, while Dexter is more practical and dreams of a high flying life for himself.


The novel then begins to trace the lives of these two characters over a period of twenty years. The author goes back to the two main characters on the same day each year - July 15. Every time they get in touch, the two tend to be in a new phase in their lives.


Dexter becomes a successful TV presenter, while Emma drifts from one job to another, without any aim. She eventually becomes a waitress at a Mexican restaurant.


Their paths cross several times, and they each go through many relationships. Although they always try to get together, random and unforeseen instances stop them from pursuing a relationship.


Dexter soon develops a drinking problem and his life starts spiralling downwards. Emma, meanwhile, finds a teaching job and settles down. Dexter falls in love with another woman, marries her, and they have a daughter. His relationship does not last, though. Emma soon starts writing novels for young adults and becomes quite successful.


The story traces what happens next with Emma and Dexter, and paints a picture of the dynamics of their relationship through the years. Their love for each other and how it all plays out forms the crux of the story.

About The Author
David Nicholls is a British screenwriter and novelist. He has written the screenplay for many British Television shows like I Saw You and Rescue Me.

His other popular novels are Starter For Ten and The Understudy. Two of his novels have been adapted to the big screen. The movie version, Starter for 10, was directed by Tom Vaughan and starred Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, and James McAvoy. One Day was released in the year 2011, and starred Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess.

Nicholls was born in the year 1966, in Eastleigh, England. He graduated from Bristol University with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Drama. Apart from being a writer, he has also worked as a theater actor for small plays.

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Author Dave Nicholls
Book Details
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint Hodder Paperbacks
Publication Year 2011 May
ISBN-13 9781444724592
ISBN-10 1444724592
Language English
Edition Film Tie-In
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 448 Pages
Dimensions
Height 177.0 inch
Weight 210.0 g
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05 Jan 2012
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One of the best books of 2011

If you want to smile, laugh, cry, cringe, sigh or just plain sit on a rollercoaster of emotions, then read this book.
Its one of those stories that you dont just read, but experience and feel like you are a part of it.
And such stories are rare so don't miss this one!

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15 Nov 2011
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Must Read!

Very well written and can leave you crying at the end. It's an extraordinary love story. It is a must read for people who like romance fiction.Mature and funny at times, it keeps you wondering what will happen next. I read the book 2 times and I don't mind reading it again! Loved it.

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Worth reading

Good characterisation.page turner..always keeps you intrigued to know what happens next..how it will end..

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BEAUTIFUL STORY

ITS A BEAUTIFUL STORY. & AFTER A LONG SEARCH IN MARKETS & MALLS WITH BOOK STALLS FLOODING WITH ALL SORT OF BOOKS EXCEPT THIS ONE I GAVE UP ON BUYING THIS WHEN SUDDENLY I FOUND THAT ALL MY ENERGIES WOULD HAVE BEEN SAVED HAD I SEARCHED FLIPKART A LOT EARLIER.THANK YOU SO MUCH FLIPKART. YOUR SHIPMENT IN TIME & THE PACKING IS REALLY APPRECIABLE. THANK YOU SO SO MUCH..

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21 May 2013
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Loved each and everything about the book.

VERY WELL written. The author's in complete control of each and every sentence. The descriptions and metaphors and the overall use of the English language is fantastic. Very real, very lovable characters. There's a certain pace to the plot that is not fast and definitely not slow. The balance of pace allows one to savor each and every occurance in the novel to the fullest.

A complete novel. Read it for the wonderful storytelling. The terrific narration.

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    Book: One Day (English) by Dave Nicholls
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