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we want to connect people to books, help children to develop a lifelong love of reading and encourage imaginative play.  We offer a friendly, quality service and are happy to talk about books all day long; just try to stop us!’

Book-ish is the bookshop that you thought no longer existed, but it does!  It’s at the centre of the 2018 Best High Street in Britain: Crickhowell, in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park.

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Join #davidnicholls , the bestselling author of One Day, as he talks about his new novel #sweetsorrow , a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age tale of ordinary lives.

One life-changing summer. Sixteen-year-old Charlie meets Fran…

Charlie is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. As the summer stretches before him, his exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way around, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and although it’s unthinkable, Charlie, despite himself, begins to hope.

Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a deeply evocative novel about negotiating the rocky path to adulthood, a hymn to the tragicomedy of family life, a celebration of the deep, reviving power of friendship and the brief, searing explosion of first love.

David Nicholls is one of Britain’s most successful writers with an incomparable talent for making us laugh, cry and wince with recognition. It’s ten years since his novel One Day became an international publishing phenomenon and the iconic love story for a generation. It’s five years since the journey of Us took him to the Man Booker Prize long-list.

A new David Nicholls novel is a major publishing event and something to look forward to. We’re thrilled to be welcoming him to #crickhowell as we celebrate the publication of Sweet Sorrow.

The event will be held at the newly refurbished Rectory Hotel in Llangattock.

Tickets: £10 (without book - redeemable against a signed copy of Sweet Sorrow) or £20 (with book - includes a signed copy of Sweet Sorrow). Tickets available from
 http://www.book-ish.co.uk/events/an-evening-with-david-nicholls-sweet-sorrow/
Join #davidnicholls , the bestselling author of One Day, as he talks about his new novel #sweetsorrow , a bittersweet and brilliantly funny coming-of-age tale of ordinary lives. One life-changing summer. Sixteen-year-old Charlie meets Fran… Charlie is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. As the summer stretches before him, his exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it should be the other way around, and if he thinks about the future at all, it is with a kind of dread. Then Fran Fisher bursts into his life and although it’s unthinkable, Charlie, despite himself, begins to hope. Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a deeply evocative novel about negotiating the rocky path to adulthood, a hymn to the tragicomedy of family life, a celebration of the deep, reviving power of friendship and the brief, searing explosion of first love. David Nicholls is one of Britain’s most successful writers with an incomparable talent for making us laugh, cry and wince with recognition. It’s ten years since his novel One Day became an international publishing phenomenon and the iconic love story for a generation. It’s five years since the journey of Us took him to the Man Booker Prize long-list. A new David Nicholls novel is a major publishing event and something to look forward to. We’re thrilled to be welcoming him to #crickhowell as we celebrate the publication of Sweet Sorrow. The event will be held at the newly refurbished Rectory Hotel in Llangattock. Tickets: £10 (without book - redeemable against a signed copy of Sweet Sorrow) or £20 (with book - includes a signed copy of Sweet Sorrow). Tickets available from http://www.book-ish.co.uk/events/an-evening-with-david-nicholls-sweet-sorrow/