A charming - and sharp - love story about what it means to fall for someone who is your polar opposite'' Sunday Telegraphbr>_______________________________________________________br>br>Lucy married just the sort of man you might expect: a university graduate who runs his own business. Unfortunately he turned out to have serious dependency issues.br>br>Joseph is shaking off the memory of his last date, a girl who ticked all the right boxes and also drove him up the wall.br>br>On an average Saturday morning in a butcher''s shop in North London, Lucy and Joseph meet on opposite sides of the counter. She is a teacher and mother of two, with a past she is trying to forget; he is an aspiring DJ with a wide-open future that maybe needs to start becoming more focused. Lucy and Joseph are opposites in almost all ways. Can something life-changing grow from uncommon ground?br>br>Nick Hornby''s brilliantly observed, tender and brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall headlong in love with the best possible person - someone who may not be just like you at all.br>_____________________________________________br>br>''Truly funny . . . immensely readable, sharp-eyed and at times hilarious'' Guardianbr>br>''Comedy for our times'' Sunday Timesbr>br>''Sparkles with tip-top dialogue and pin-sharp comic timing'' Daily Mail>
À Gooleness, station balnéaire surannée, Annie se demande ce qu'elle a fait de sa vie... En couple avec Duncan, dont la passion pour Tucker Crowe, un ex-chanteur des eighties, commence sérieusement à l'agacer, elle s'apprête à faire sa révolution ! La crise de la quarantaine perçue avec verve et punch, par un Nick Hornby au sommet de son art.
Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs - most of them loved, some of them once loved, all of them significant to him. Together with additional writings on music from his column in "The New Yorker", "31 Songs" is for Hornby what many of us have always wanted: a soundtrack to accompany life.
Is it possible to share your life with someone whose record collection is incompatible with your own? Can people have terrible taste and still be worth knowing? For Rob Fleming, thirty-five years old, a pop addict and owner of a failing record shop, these are the sort of questions that need an answer, and soon.
This is the story of the Toppers House Four, aka Maureen, Jess, Marin and JJ, a low-rent crowd with absolutely nothing in common except where they end up that New Year's Eve night. "Extremely funny.cunning and wise. Hornby remains one of our most gifted comic writers" Sunday Times.
According to her own moral calculations, Katie Carr has earned her affair. She's a doctor, and doctors are decent people, and her husband David is the "Angriest Man" in Holloway. When David suddenly becomes good, Katie's sums no longer add up, and she is forced to ask herself some questions.
Funny, sad, and wonderfully humane, Nick Hornby's new novel asks some of the big questions: about life and death, strangers and friendship, love and pain, and whether a slice of pizza can really see you through a long, dark night of the soul.
Annie and Duncan are a mid-thirties couple who have reached a fork in the road, realising their shared interest in the reclusive musician Tucker Crowe is not enough to hold them together any more. When Annie hates Tucker's 'new release', a terrible demo of his famous album, it's the last straw - Duncan cheats on her and she promptly chucks him.