• Summer mélodie

    David Nicholls

    • Belfond
    • 28 Mai 2020

    On n'oublie jamais son premier amour...
    Été 97. Les frères Gallagher chantent toujours ensemble, Lady Di vit ses derniers jours et Charlie Lewis, 16 ans, vient de finir ses années lycée. Le temps s'étire lentement entre la miteuse station-service où il officie quelques heures par semaine, ses balades à vélo dans la campagne et ses soirées avec son paternel dépressif.
    Mais une rencontre va tout changer. Fran Fisher, une beauté céleste, incandescente ; une tornade d'énergie et de charisme, qu'il croise un beau jour, au beau milieu d'un champ où il lit distraitement. Le coup de foudre est immédiat - pour lui, en tout cas. Comment la revoir ? Comment attirer son attention ? Tout ce que Charlie sait, c'est que Fran fait partie d'une troupe de théâtre amateur. La solution est évidente : Charlie doit se lancer sur les planches !
    Jusqu'où le timide Charlie est-il prêt à aller pour conquérir le coeur de la belle ? Lui, le boy next door au jean troué, à la bande de copains sympa mais ô combien bruyante, qui n'a jamais déclamer autre chose que le menu du traiteur chinois, pourra-t-il jamais rivaliser avec les apprentis comédiens shakespeariens ? Osera-t-il seulement s'y confronter ?
    Été 97. Pour Charlie Lewis, tout devient possible...

  • Nous

    David Nicholls

    Paris, Amsterdam, Munich, Vérone, Venise, Florence, Rome, Naples. Le Louvre, le musée Van-Gogh, la place Saint-Marc. Terrasses ensoleillées, trattorias bondées : l'été s'annonce chargé pour les Petersen.
    Douglas, le père, est extatique. Connie, la mère, est plus mesurée. Pour Albie, leur fils de dix-sept ans, c'est carrément l'enfer. Et pour tous, c'est peut-être l'occasion d'un nouveau départ. Douglas le sait, c'est sa dernière chance de prouver que derrière le biochimiste coincé se cache un mari attentionné et un père superfun. Connie, elle, va devoir affronter le souvenir de celle qu'elle était, cette étudiante en art qui sillonnait l'Europe en quête de folles expériences. Et celle qu'elle est devenue, une épouse rangée qui voudrait bien passer à autre chose. Quant à Albie, grand photographe en herbe, entre fugues et passion amoureuse, arrivera-t-il à renouer avec son père et à voler enfin de ses propres ailes ?

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  • Bristol, 1985. L'université ! Brian Jackson s'y voyait déjà : une vie d'étudiant sans contrainte, une sexualité débridée, des amis par centaines, un diplôme en or, qui serait suivi d'une entrée fracassante dans la vie active. Oui, mais voilà, la réalité est loin d'être aussi idyllique. Une acné récalcitrante, des fringues informes chinées aux puces, une spécialisation dans la très moyenne et très populaire section de littérature anglaise, pas un sou en poche et une passion farouche pour Kate Bush.
    Un seul véritable talent : une culture générale qui ferait de lui le candidat idéal pour participer au "Questions pour un champion" local, le quiz télévisé " University Challenge". Recruté dans l'équipe in extremis, Brian est bien décidé à remporter le trophée et le coeur de la belle et riche Alice, aspirante actrice. Pour l'aider dans sa mission, Rebecca, punkette grande gueule, juive marxiste, improvisée conseillère en relations sociales et sentimentales.
    Enfin la chance semble lui sourire... Mais lorsque vous vous appelez Brian Jackson, la malchance finit toujours par se rappeler cruellement à vous.

  • Comédien divorcé, exilé dans la banlieue de Londres, abonné aux seconds rôles, Stephen McQueen rêve grand : promu doublure du célèbre Josh Harper, au théâtre il guette chaque soir l'occasion de révéler son talent. Mais d'humiliations en quiproquos, la poisse s'acharne. À moins que la belle et sensible Nora, la femme de Josh... L'amour ou la gloire ? Telle est la question. Dans la veine douce-amère de Pourquoi pas ? et d'Un jour, David Nicholls signe un roman caustique et terriblement romantique sur le jeu de l'amour et du star-system. Irrésistible.

  • Anglais One Day

    David Nicholls

    • Hodder
    • 1 Janvier 2010

    ONE DAY is the multi-million copy bestselling novel that brilliantly captures the experiences of a generation.

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    @2@@18@@20@David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced @21@@19@@20@ONE DAY@21@@18@@20@ in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014.@21@@19@@16@@18@@19@@16@@18@@19@Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. @3@@2@He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together.@3@@2@So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.@3@@2@The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed.@3@@2@What could possibly go wrong?@3@

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  • For Josh Harper, being in show-business means everything he ever wanted - money, fame, a beautiful wife, and a lead role on the London stage. For Stephen C. McQueen, it means a disastrous career playing passers-by and dead people. Stephen is stuck with an unfortunate name, a hopeless agent, a daughter he barely knows, and a job as understudy to Josh Harper, the 12th Sexiest Man in the World. And when Stephen falls in love with Josh's clever, funny wife Nora, things get even more difficult. But might there yet be a way for Stephen to get his Big Break? THE UNDERSTUDY is a scintillating comedy of ambition, celebrity, jealousy and love.

  • 'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.

    So where will they be on this one day next year?

    And the year after that? And every year that follows?

    Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY. From the author of the massive bestseller STARTER FOR TEN.

  • Now a major motion pictureyes'>#8220;Utterly charming . . . a bighearted, flawless comingofage tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.yes'>#8221;yes'>#8211;People (****/Criticyes'>#8217;s Choice)The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a workingclass kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. He has a dark secretyes'>#8211;a longheld, burning ambition to appear on the wildly popular British TV quiz show University Challengeyes'>#8211;and now, finally, it seems the dream is about to become reality. Heyes'>#8217;s made the school team, and theyyes'>#8217;ve completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their first televised match. (And, whatyes'>#8217;s more, heyes'>#8217;s fallen head over heels for one of his teammates, the beautiful, brainy, and intimidatingly posh Alice Harbinson.) Life seems perfect and triumph inevitableyes'>#8211;but as his world opens up, Brian learns that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.yes'>#8220;Fresh, edgy and very funny . . . [Nicholls] has a talent for droll dialogue and a wonderful sense of the ridiculous.yes'>#8221;yes'>#8211;USA Todayyes'>#8220;Starter for Ten has that elusive Hornbyfactor. . . . Ityes'>#8217;s wincingly funny . . . a prospect to savour.yes'>#8221;yes'>#8211;ArenaFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

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    David Nicholls

    David Nicholls brings to bear all the wit and intelligence that graced ONE DAY in this brilliant, bittersweet novel about love and family, husbands and wives, parents and children. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2014.

    'I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.' 'Douglas, who in their right mind would look forward to that?' Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home.

    He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together.

    So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again.

    The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed.

    What could possibly go wrong?

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  • It's 1985 and Brian Jackson has arrived at university with an ambition to make it onto TV's foremost general knowledge quiz. But no sooner has he embarked on "The Challenge" than he finds himself falling in love with his teammate, Alice Harbinson. This is a comedy about love, class, growing-up and the difference between knowledge and wisdom.

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  • Now a major motion pictureyes'>#8220;Utterly charming . . . a bighearted, flawless comingofage tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.yes'>#8221;yes'>#8211;People (****/Criticyes'>#8217;s Choice)The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a workingclass kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. He has a dark secretyes'>#8211;a longheld, burning ambition to appear on the wildly popular British TV quiz show University Challengeyes'>#8211;and now, finally, it seems the dream is about to become reality. Heyes'>#8217;s made the school team, and theyyes'>#8217;ve completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their first televised match. (And, whatyes'>#8217;s more, heyes'>#8217;s fallen head over heels for one of his teammates, the beautiful, brainy, and intimidatingly posh Alice Harbinson.) Life seems perfect and triumph inevitableyes'>#8211;but as his world opens up, Brian learns that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.yes'>#8220;Fresh, edgy and very funny . . . [Nicholls] has a talent for droll dialogue and a wonderful sense of the ridiculous.yes'>#8221;yes'>#8211;USA Todayyes'>#8220;Starter for Ten has that elusive Hornbyfactor. . . . Ityes'>#8217;s wincingly funny . . . a prospect to savour.yes'>#8221;yes'>#8211;ArenaFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

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  • 'A wonderful, wonderful book: wise, funny, perceptive, compassionate and often unbearably sad. The best British social novel since Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up!' The Times

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