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Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls

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SWEET SORROW by David Nicholls
Narrated by Olivier Award-Winning Actor Rory Kinnear
Available 11th July


Listen to the long-awaited new novel from the bestselling author of One Day and Us. Personally cast by David Nicholls, Sweet Sorrow features a stunning and heartfelt narrative performance by award winning actor Rory Kinnear. 

About the audiobook

Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don't remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way round, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread.

Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope.

But if Charlie wants to be with Fran, he must take on a challenge that could lose him the respect of his friends and require him to become a different person. He must join the Company. And if the Company sounds like a cult, the truth is even more appalling.

The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare.

Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.


"He's such a genius. His novels are relatable and recognizable, but also surprising, breath-taking and life-enhancing." NINA STIBBE

"Such a beautiful book. Captures perfectly a moment in time we've all experienced." GRAHAM NORTON

"It's everything a story should be. Beautiful and clear and heartfelt."  JOANNA CANNON

"Astutely observed, and almost painfully nostalgic, SWEET SORROW reads like a true story." CLARE MACKINTOSH 

Key Information

CD ISBN: 9781528867269
Trade enquiries to [email protected] or our distributor Gardners Books

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Trade Download available from all good retailers from 11th July including: 
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