Filled with Jonathan Harvey's trademark wit and outrageous humour, The History of Us is a novel about friendship and secrets, the choices we make and the consequences we face. Liverpool, 1985: Kathleen, Adam and Jocelyn are three teenage friends who bond over an unconventional nativity play. They all have ambitions, they all have dreams. Adam wants to be a writer, Jocelyn wants to sing and Kathleen, well, she wants to be an embalmer. London 2015: Kathleen is a borderline alcoholic, Adam is holding on to a shocking secret and Jocelyn is dead. Where did it all go wrong? How did having the world at their feet turn into having the weight of it on their shoulders?