Publication Date: 06/06/2024 ISBN: 9781405953849 Category:

Talking at Night

Claire Daverley

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 06/06/2024 ISBN: 9781405953849 Category:
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THE LOVE STORY THAT WILL KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT

”If you love really gentle, beautiful and very cleverly written love stories, then this is the book for you’ FEARNE COTTON

‘Moving and beautifully told… gave me One Day vibes’ LIBBY PAGE
‘A beautifully observed, tender, grown up love story’ JOJO MOYES
‘Basically impossible to put down’ BOBBY PALMER
‘Deeply romantic’ LAURA BARNETT
‘A passionate, page-turning debut’ DAILY MAIL

‘Stunning, tender and true’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SUMMER READING
INCLUDED IN THE INDEPENDENT’S ‘BEST ROMANTIC SUMMER READS’
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Will and Rosie meet as teenagers.
They’re opposites in every way. She overthinks everything; he is her twin brother’s wild and unpredictable friend. But over secret walks home and late-night phone calls, they become closer – destined to be one another’s great love story.
Until, one day, tragedy strikes, and their future together is shattered.
But as the years roll on, Will and Rosie can’t help but find their way back to each other. Time and again, they come close to rekindling what might have been.
What do you do when the one person you should forget is the one you just can’t let go?
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‘Spellbinding, beautiful, lyrical and tender…a dazzling debut. I loved every word and was left longing for more’ ROSIE WALSH, author of THE MAN WHO DIDN’T CALL
‘The story of Will and Rosie is a classic love story in every sense, and yet, in Claire Daverley’s hands, it felt entirely new’ MARY BETH KEANE, New York Times bestselling author of ASK AGAIN, YES
‘Entirely beautiful, bruising and hopeful. Claire Daverley has created a perfect thing. Talking at Night takes its place amongst my all time favourites’ CHRIS WHITAKER
‘Writing that is laced with the quiet devastation of Sally Rooney. Utterly spellbinding’ JULIE OWEN MOYLAN
‘A classic will-they-won’t-they in the vein of David Nicholls, this novel is impossible to put down’ CONSTANZA CASATI, author of CLYTEMNESTRA
‘This exquisitely woven tale . . . captures readers right from its opening passages. Fans of Sally Rooney’s Normal People will absolutely adore this tender, utterly charming and heart-wrenching tale’ THE SCOTS MAGAZINE

Publisher Review

A beautifully observed, tender love story with characters you really care about...a bit like Normal People. I devoured it -- JOJO MOYES Stunning, tender and true * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SUMMER READING * With shades of Sally Rooney, this is a lyrical, tender love story * Good Housekeeping, 'The books we're looking forward to in 2023' * Deeply romantic . . . Reminded me of just how all-consuming and transformative first love can be. The more I read, the more I was completely immersed in the story of Rosie and Will and how life, and tragedy, conspire to keep them apart -- LAURA BARNETT, author of THE VERSIONS OF US A passionate, page-turning debut * Daily Mail * Quietly devastating, entirely beautiful, bruising and hopeful. In a world of compromise, Claire Daverley has created a perfect thing. Talking at Night takes its place amongst my all time favourites. I implore you to read it. I'll never forget it -- CHRIS WHITAKER, author of WE BEGIN AT THE END Talking at Night is a masterful and authentic depiction of true love in all its messy, complicated and gut-wrenching glory. Will and Rosie are the perfect, imperfect star-crossed lovers - their story had me enthralled from the start -- RUTH HOGAN, author of THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS Spellbinding, beautiful, lyrical and tender, Talking at Night is a dazzling debut. I loved every word and was left longing for more -- ROSIE WALSH, bestselling author of THE MAN WHO DIDN'T CALL A stunning debut about the complicated nature of love. Like the very best of Sally Rooney with added lashings of heart - I loved it. Claire Daverley has become an automatic must-read for me. A captivating, nuanced and beautiful debut. -- ISABELLE BROOM So incredibly beautiful -- HARRIET EVANS This exquisitely woven tale of friendship, tragedy and modern romance captures readers right from its opening passages. Captivating . . . Reminiscent of David Nicholls' wonderful One Day. Enchanting. One of the book's real strengths is the beautiful, understated quality of Daverley's writing. Her prose shines and she nails every detail of this spellbinding love story without ever resorting to melodrama. Fans of Sally Rooney's Normal People will absolutely adore this tender, utterly charming and heart-wrenching tale * The Scots Magazine * Included in 'Best Romantic Summer Reads' * INDEPENDENT * The story of Will and Rosie is a classic love story in every sense, and yet, in Claire Daverley's hands, it felt entirely new. The characters are completely alive from the very first page, and how I rooted for them! Talking at Night could be titled Reading at Night, because I was awake through the night, turning these pages -- MARY BETH KEANE, author of ASK AGAIN, YES Writing that is laced with the quiet devastation of Sally Rooney. One of the very best literary love stories I've read. Utterly spellbinding -- JULIE OWEN MOYLAN, author of THAT GREEN EYED GIRL A classic will-they-won't-they in the vein of David Nicholls, this novel is impossible to put down. A story of secret night meetings and calls, sunrises and bonfires, quiet moments and heartbreaking missed opportunities. Impeccable dialogue and wonderful characters that will stay with you for a long time -- CONSTANZA CASATI, author of CLYTEMNESTRA This book kept me up all night! It's everything I want from a love story, the will they won't they, the romance, but also, there is the truthfulness of reality woven into it. This isn't just escapism, it is also full of heartbreak and human failings and mistakes. I loved it -- KATE SAWYER I absolutely adored Talking at Night - it should be on everyone's must-read list. Beautiful, poignant and heart-wrenching -- CARLEY FORTUNE, author of EVERY SUMMER AFTER Talking at Night is a love story, certainly, but it's much more than that. I was rapt. I highly recommend this wonderful novel -- ANN NAPOLITANO, author of DEAR EDWARD If this isn't on your radar it should be. The chemistry. The longing. The gorgeous prose. An utterly captivating love story. Books like this don't come along often. Pre-order it now and thank me later -- CARON MCKINLAY, author of THE STORYTELLERS An achingly beautiful novel about the people who change us irrevocably. This novel will consume you -- JILL SANTOPOLO, bestselling author of THE LIGHT WE LOST Talking at Night is a transcendent marvel. Daverley's debut is aching and tender. . . the lush, complex characters reminded me of Sally Rooney's work. -- AMANDA EYRE WARD, bestselling author of THE JETSETTERS A beautifully written tale of the messily imperfect course that love takes -- MIKE GAYLE Clever, beautiful and romantic. An absolute gem -- RACHEL MARKS, author of HELLO, STRANGER Evocative, intoxicating and basically impossible to put down. Like Normal People, it's a love story which feels so achingly real that you miss the characters when you stop reading -- BOBBY PALMER, author of ISAAC AND THE EGG I absolutely loved this book and I'm so jealous of everyone who's getting to read it for the first time. A summer read for the die-hard romantics. The characters in this book feel so real that you'll cry tears right alongside them. It's a 10/10 from me * 17 Degrees * This book is so gorgeously harrowing and romantic -- CATHERINE NEWMAN A delicious treat. Prepare yourself to sink into this one, to be torn between reading fast and slow. -- LOTTIE HAZELL Moving and beautifully told...gave me One Day vibes -- LIBBY PAGE

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