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The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life By William Nicholson

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life by William Nicholson

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This award winning screenwriter creates a Sussex village and its characters in a mint-fresh 21st century take on Cranford.

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life Summary

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life by William Nicholson

Welcome to Edenfield, an English village in Sussex. It is home to rich and poor, young and old, incomers and folk who've lived there for ever. Among the incomers is mother of two Laura, who, twenty years on, is still pining for Nick, her first love at university. He dumped her, broke her heart and went to live in the States. Now he's back. Her husband Henry is a TV writer who commutes daily and resents the lack of acknowledgment his latest TV series is receiving. Journalist Liz, the single mother (who Henry lusts after on the train to London), still sleeps with her ex ten years after they split and hates herself afterwards. Local schoolmaster, Alan, teaches their children and gets endless rejections for the plays he writes in his spare time. Martin, the struggling farmer, can't bear the yummy mummies and their privileged children; and the kindly local vicar hides a dark secret. These characters - and more - are richly imagined by an author of immense talent whose voice is by turns witty, waspish, sharply observant and achingly tender. Nicholson brings together seamlessly the many strands of his story. Readers will empathize with these characters, laugh at them, cry with them and long for a good outcome for each of them.

About William Nicholson

William Nicholson grew up in Sussex and was educated at Downside School and Christ's College, Cambridge. He joined BBC Television where he worked as a documentary film maker. He moved to television drama. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award of their year. His first play, an adaptation of Shadowlands for stage, was Evening Standard's Best Play of 1990. He was co-writer on the film Gladiator. He is married with three children and lives in Sussex. Visit his website at www.williamnicholson.co.uk

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GOR004288620
9781847248183
1847248187
The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life by William Nicholson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Quercus Publishing
2009-05-07
320
N/A
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