Book of the Week

Us by David Nicholls. Photo: PA Photo/Hodder & Stoughton
Us by David Nicholls. Photo: PA Photo/Hodder & Stoughton

Us

by David Nicholls

It’s been five years, two months and about seven days since One Day was published, selling five million copies around the world and arguably making David Nicholls a household name. Now the wait is finally over for his new book, Us, which is sort of what might have happened to Emma and Dexter if they’d grown old together.

Told from Douglas’ perspective, the reader is treated to a series of flashbacks explaining how he and Connie met, got married, and lost their first child,before they had their son, Albie. Interwoven is the tale of their ill-fated adventures around Europe.