'A charming - and sharp - love story about what it means to fall for someone who is your polar opposite' Sunday Telegraph
Lucy married just the sort of man you might expect: a university graduate who runs his own business. Unfortunately he turned out to have serious dependency issues.
Joseph is shaking off the memory of his last date, a girl who ticked all the right boxes and also drove him up the wall.
On an average Saturday morning in a butcher's shop in North London, Lucy and Joseph meet on opposite sides of the counter. She is a teacher and mother of two, with a past she is trying to forget; he is an aspiring DJ with a wide-open future that maybe needs to start becoming more focused. Lucy and Joseph are opposites in almost all ways. Can something life-changing grow from uncommon ground?
Nick Hornby's brilliantly observed, tender and brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall headlong in love with the best possible person - someone who may not be just like you at all.
'Sparkles with tip-top dialogue and pin-sharp comic timing' Daily Mail
'Frequently funny, consistently engaging ... it has great warmth in its heart' Observer
'Hilarious and heart-wrenching' Woman and Home, Best Books to Look Forward to this Summer
A charming - and sharp - love story about what it means to fall for someone who is your polar opposite
Frequently funny, consistently engaging ... it has great warmth in its heart
Hornby's hilarious and heart-wrenching new novel explores what it means to be somebody's perfect match, and why this notion of perfect compatibility is an absolute disaster when it comes to love
The novel explores division and racism and has its share of sharp observations that help illuminate what it means to fall headlong in love with someone who is nothing like you at all