David Nicholls

Douglas Petersen understands his wife's need to 'rediscover herself' now that their son is leaving home. He just thought they'd be doing their rediscovering together. So when Connie announces that she will be leaving, too, he resolves to make their last family holiday into the trip of a lifetime: one that will draw the three of them closer, and win the respect of his son. One that will make Connie fall in love with him all over again. The hotels are booked, the tickets bought, the itinerary planned and printed. What could possibly go wrong?

There is absolutely scintillating dialogue in this story of a marriage that has drifted on to the rocks.

‘I was looking forward to us growing old together. Me and you, growing old and dying together.’

‘Douglas, who is their right mind would look forward to that?’

You’ll take sides in this cracking tale of a horrified husband’s desperate attempts to revive his dying relationship with wife Connie. Funny, sad, wise and insightful: another cracker from David Nicholls.

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