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The awkwardness of love in middle age: You Are Here, by David Nicholls, reviewed

A man and woman, both casualties of failed marriages, are attracted to one another on a walking holiday, but are strangely overcome by shyness

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

27 April 2024

9:00 AM

You Are Here David Nicholls

Sceptre, pp.368, 20

Zip up Heathcliff in Gore-Tex, give Cathy laugh-out-loud lines, fold in the poignancy of E.M. Forster, embed quaint maps, blisters, a dash of existential terror and heaps of heartache and you have David Nicholls’s latest novel.

If Nicholls’s One Day (recently adapted for Netflix) is a bildungsroman, then You Are Here explores learning to love again later on in life.

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