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DAVID NICHOLLS. One Day. Retold by F H Cornish. MACMILLAN She was silent for a moment, then 'Then I'll go to France for a few weeks and after that. 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick “Get ready to be swept up in a whirlwind romance. But not so addicted that he needs one as soon as he wakes up. For a day. As I take Justin's books out of his locker, I can feel someone hovering on the.

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Get the free storage for ebooks for comfortable reading in any format. Start reading an ebook on your smartphone and continue reading on the ereader at the same reading position. They are drawn closer through a holiday together and the death of Dexter's mother. Emma breaks up with her boyfriend, Ian, after realising she is creating a life with someone she doesn't love. During this time Emma is able to find a job as a teacher, after various years of struggle, despite having a "double-first degree".

Dexter, meanwhile, develops a drinking and drug problem, and watches his career collapse. Emma and Dexter's friendship grows increasingly difficult after Emma is constantly hurt by Dexter, who attempts to hide his feelings for her from both her and himself. Finally, after being treated rudely by Dexter at a restaurant, Emma breaks up the friendship.

At the wedding of Emma's former roommate, Emma and Dexter meet again. Emma admits that she wants Dexter back. At this juncture, she has just ended an affair with the headmaster of the school she teaches in, and Dexter has fallen in love with another woman, Sylvie, who is pregnant. At this reunion, Dexter invites Emma, who is disappointed by the situation, to his wedding. Emma tries to overcome her problems and begins to write, while Dexter is unemployed and overwhelmed by his role as a father after his divorce from Sylvie, who was having an affair.

Emma leaves to go to Paris in the hope of writing a sequel to her first successful children's novel. When Dexter visits her in Paris, he learns that she has met someone and likes him, and for the first time admits his feelings to her. Embeds 0 No embeds. No notes for slide.

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All characters in this publication are fictitious and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. And Hannah, as always. Days are where we live. They come, they wake usTime and time over. They are to be happy in: Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving that questionBrings the priest and the doctorIn their long coatsRunning over the fields. But, it is the same withany life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it and think how different its course wouldhave been. Pause, you who read this, and think for a long moment of the long chain of iron orgold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the firstlink on that memorable day.

Just the little bit around you. Probably got a little flow-chart somewhere orsomething. She sniffed. They settled again on the pillow. Forty orsomething. She got this a lot, posh boys doing funny voices, as if there was somethingunusual and quaint about an accent, and not for the first time she felt a reassuring shiver ofdislike for him.

She shrugged herself away until her back was pressed against the cool of thewall. All those possibilities. Fucking hell. She peered up at him through her fringe as he leant against the cheapbuttoned vinyl headboard and even without her spectacles on it was clear why he might wantto stay exactly this way. Eyes closed, the cigarette glued languidly to his lower lip, the dawnlight warming the side of his face through the red filter of the curtains, he had the knack oflooking perpetually posed for a photograph.

He had one of those faces where you were aware of the bones beneath the skin, as if even hisbare skull would be attractive. A fine nose, slightly shiny with grease, and dark skin beneaththe eyes that looked almost bruised, a badge of honour from all the smoking and late nightsspent deliberately losing at strip poker with girls from Bedales.

There was something felineabout him: Gratifyingly his hair wasterrible, short at the back and sides, but with an awful little quiff at the front. Whatever gel heused had worn off, and now the quiff looked pert and fluffy, like a silly little hat. Still with his eyes closed, he exhaled smoke through his nose. Clearly he knew he wasbeing looked at because he tucked one hand beneath his armpit, bunching up his pectoralsand biceps. Where did the muscles come from? Certainly not sporting activity, unless you 8.

Probably it was just the kind of good health thatwas passed down in the family, along with the stocks and shares and the good furniture. Handsome then, or beautiful even, with his paisley boxer shorts pulled down to his hip bonesand somehow here in her single bed in her tiny rented room at the end of four years ofcollege.

Who do you think you are, Jane Eyre? Grow up. Be sensible. She plucked the cigarette from his mouth.

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Any kids? You sound insane, she told herself. Do try not to soundinsane. So do you. I like wine and fags. The burnt out nightlights and desolate pot plants, the smell of washing powderon cheap, ill-fitting sheets. Nothing here wasneutral, everything displayed an allegiance or a point of view. Security, travel, nice food, good manners, ambition;what was he meant to be apologising for?

He watched the smoke curl from his mouth. Feeling for an ashtray, he found a book at theside of the bed.

Theproblem with these fiercely individualistic girls was that they were all exactly the same. Another book: Silly bloody fool, he thought,confident that it was not a mistake he would ever make. He hoped to be successful, to make his parents proud and to sleep with more thanone woman at the same time, but how to make these all compatible? He wanted to feature inmagazine articles, and hoped one day for a retrospective of his work, without having anyclear notion of what that work might be.

He wanted to live life to the extreme, but withoutany mess or complications. He wanted to live life in such a way that if a photograph weretaken at random, it would be a cool photograph. Things should look right. Fun; there shouldbe a lot of fun and no more sadness than absolutely necessary. Tonight, for instance, wasbound to have repercussions: He shouldprobably get out of here as soon as possible, and he glanced at his discarded clothes inpreparation for his escape.

With the possibility of sex anddrugs in a small yellow tin he felt hopeful again, and decided that he might stay a little longerat least. In the bathroom, Emma Morley wiped the crescents of toothpaste from the corner of hermouth and wondered if this was all a terrible mistake. Forever probably. He washardly likely to ask her to go to China with him, and besides she was boycotting China.

Dexter Mayhew. So why was she being so stroppy and sarcastic? Shesaw the dawn light at the tiny bathroom window. Scratching at her awful hair withher fingertips, she pulled a face, then yanked the chain of the ancient toilet cistern and headedback into the room. She peered overher spectacles and pulled the mortar board down low over one eye.

I like the jaunty angle. Now take it off and come back to bed. Thirty quid this cost me. Dexter grabbed at a corner but she swiped at him with the rolled-up certificate before sitting on the edge of the bed, folding her spectacles and shrugging offher gown.

He had one last glimpse of her naked back and the curve of her breast before theydisappeared beneath a black t-shirt that demanded unilateral nuclear disarmament now. Nothing was less conducive to sexual desire than a long blackpolitical t-shirt, except perhaps that Tracy Chapman album.

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They drove back to Leeds. Dad thinks hotels are for toffs. He allowed her in, sliding one arm somewhat awkwardly beneath her shoulders,kissing her neck speculatively.

She turned to look at him, her chin tucked in. Cuddling was for great aunts and teddy bears.

Cuddling gave him cramp. Best now to admit defeat and get home as soon as possible, but she was settling her head onhis shoulder territorially, and they lay like this, rigid and self-conscious for some time beforeshe said: Sorry about that. What, together? There seemed little chance of that. They lapsed into silence again. They had been talking, and kissing, for the last eight hours, and both had that deep, wholebody fatigue that arrives at dawn.

Blackbirds were singing in the overgrown back garden. Ask me in the morning. Why, have you? Pleased with his answer, she curled closer into him. Nothing tomorrow. No deadlines, no work. She was in no way prepared. It was as if a fire alarm had gone off in the middle of the nightand she was standing on the street with her clothes bundled up in her arms.

How would she fill the days? She had no idea. The trick of it, she told herself, is to be courageous and bold and make a difference. Notchange the world exactly, just the bit around you. Go out there with your double-first, yourpassion and your new Smith Corona electric typewriter and work hard at.

Change lives through art maybe. Write beautifully. Cherish your friends, stay true to yourprinciples, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved ifat all possible. Eat sensibly. Stuff like that. And so far the first few hours of independentadult life had been alright. Perhaps in the morning, after tea and aspirin, she might even findthe courage to ask him back to bed. She wondered if there were condoms in the mustard tin.

February , Vince, a hairy-backedChemical Engineer who had blown his nose on her pillowcase. Happy days, happy days. It was starting to get bright outside. Dexter could see the pink of the new day seepingthough the heavy winter curtains that came with the rented room.

Careful not to wake her, hestretched his arm across, dropped the end of his cigarette into the mug of wine and stared upat the ceiling.

Not much chance of sleep now. Instead he would pick out patterns in the greyArtex until she was completely asleep, then slip out and away without waking her. Of course leaving now would mean that he would never see her again. He wondered ifshe would mind, and presumed she would: But would he mind? He hadmanaged perfectly well without her for four years. Why had he not noticed her until now?

He examined her face as she slept. She was pretty, but seemed annoyed by the fact.

Her bottled-red hair was almost wilfullybadly cut, alone in front of the mirror probably, or by Tilly whatsername, that loud, large girlshe shared this flat with. Her skin had a pallid puffiness that spoke of too much time inlibraries or drinking pints in pubs, and her spectacles made her seem owlish and prim. Never mind that, back to her face. There was a slight greasy sheen on the tip of her small,neat nose and a spattering of tiny red spots on her forehead, but these aside there was nodenying that her face — well, her face was a wonder.

Smooth, pink mottled cheeks, pillows of flesh that lookedas if they would be warm to the touch. Best to leave quietly, and noreunions. Move on, look to the future. Plenty more faces out there. But as he made his decision, her mouth stretched open into a wide smile and withoutopening her eyes she said: This bright new day that awaits us.

Saturday all day. Me and you, I mean? How are you? And how is Rome? I have enclosed a crudely photocopied leaflet so thatyou can see what a classy number it really is. I really, really think we canchange things, Dexter. I mean they had loads of radical theatre in Germany in the Thirties and lookwhat a difference that made. There are four of us in the cast. When we started STC Sledgehammer Theatre Co-operative we werereally keen to set up a progressive theatrical collective with none of that ego-fame-getting-on-the-telly-ego-showing-off bullshit, and just do really good, exciting original political devised work.

But the problem with democraticegalitarian collectives is that you have to listen to twots like Sid and Candy. Poor old Sid can barely chew his curried beef slice, keeps missing his mouth. Whenthe time finally comes for her to put some clothes on and go on stage one of the kids usually wolf-whistles or something and in the mini-bus afterwards she always pretends to be really affronted andfeminist about it.

Am Iranting? Are you in love with her yet? I can see younow, giving her that look where you clench your jaw and play with your lips and ask about hercareeeeeer. Emma Morley turned the page face down as Gary Nutkin entered, skinny and anxious, and itwas time for the pre-show pep-talk from the director and co-founder of SledgehammerTheatre Co-operative.

In the doorway, Gary Nutkin cleared his throat; pale and razor-burned, the top-button ofhis black shirt fastened tight, a man whose personal style icon was George Orwell. Gary continued. Interaction is great. Retaliation is not. Fifteen minutes, please! Sid began his nightly warm-up now, a murmured incantation of I-hate-this-job-I-hate-this-job.

Beyond him sat Kwame, topless and forlorn in tattered trousers, hands jammed inhis armpits, head lolling back, meditating or trying not to cry perhaps. Emma turned back to her reflection in the crackedmirror, plumped up the puffed sleeves of her Empire line dress, removed her spectacles andgave a Jane Austen sigh. The last year had been a series of wrong turns, bad choices, abandoned projects. Therewas the all-girl band in which she had played bass, variously called Throat, SlaughterhouseSix and Bad Biscuit, which had been unable to decide on a name, let alone a musicaldirection.

There was the alternative club night that no-one had gone to, the abandoned firstnovel, the abandoned second novel, several miserable summer jobs selling cashmere andtartan to tourists.The reading app offers a convenient search in books, even with a barcode scanner. Shrewdbrown eyes in a heart-shaped face under a mess of expensively dishevelled black hair, herdress undone one button too far, an immaculate mess.

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