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The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life Paperback – 27 May 2010

4.1 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (27 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184916195X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849161954
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 94 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'a beautiful novel' New Statesman. (New Statesman)

'Modern tales written well can be brilliant and Nicholson's story set in Sussex is one such novel ... It's very well done' Daily Express. (Daily Express)

'Utterly captures the sense of quiet desperation of ordinary lives, the huge emotional vulnerability of having children and the ways in which life turns on a sixpence.' Kate Mosse. (Kate Mosse)

'Nicholson writes about all his diverse characters with great kindness and he's one of those rare novelists who can write about sex' Marina Lewycka. (Marina Lewycka)

'Everyone is hungry to read something broader and more humane than McEwan and Barnes because we want to understand the society we live in ... The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life is what's been keeping me up at nights' Jenni Russell, Sunday Times. (Sunday Times)

'The writing is unobtrusively brilliant - I can't remember enjoying and admiring a new novel more' Elizabeth Jane Howard. (Elizabeth Jane Howard)

'An absolute winner … amazingly perceptive, very moving, wholly absorbing. What a huge treat is waiting for those who have not read it!' Juliet Nicolson, author of The Perfect Summer. (Perfect Summer)

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Laura is content enough with her marriage until a former lover crashes back into her life. Suddenly passion and excitement are rekindled. Who will she choose and how much happiness has she a right to expect?

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