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We are thrilled to announce that yet another of this year’s Booker Longlisted authors will be joining us for the Ely Literary Festival. David Nicholls, who stole our hearts with the award-winning sensation that was One Day, is back with a new, equally radiant love story: Us.
Us takes on the fragile love of Douglas and Connie Petersen, married 21 years. As their son Albie prepares to depart for college Connie announces to Douglas that she too will be leaving, their marriage has run its course. Still very much in love, and refusing to admit defeat Douglas convinces Connie to take part in a family tour of Europe. A deeply moving, thoroughly funny and sophisticated tale of middle-class mid-life transformation.