The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life

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McArthur, May 24, 2011 - Fiction
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Laura is content with her marriage, her two children and her part-time job. That is, until a lover from her past comes back into her life. Suddenly passion and excitement are rekindled, and she realises how stagnant her life has become. But how much happiness has she a right to expect? Unknown to Laura, many others in her Sussex village are living with their own unresolved inner dramas. None of them guesses at her crisis. Yet every decision they take has an impact on those around them. The hidden longings of a large cast of characters interweave in a gripping plot that reveals ordinary life at its richest: comic and tragic, poignant and cruel, surprising and moving - and brilliantly entertaining.

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User Review  - Jen Maidenberg - Goodreads

I stuck with this book because I really was curious to see how it ended. I felt committed to a couple of the characters, mostly Laura/ Henry and Alan, but mostly because of my personal connection to ... Read full review

Review: The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life

User Review  - Goodreads

I stuck with this book because I really was curious to see how it ended. I felt committed to a couple of the characters, mostly Laura/ Henry and Alan, but mostly because of my personal connection to ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

William Nicholson grew up in Sussex and was educated at Downside School and Cambridge. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story, both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award of their year. His first play, an adaptation of Shadowlands for stage, was Evening Standard's Best Play of 1990. He was co-writer on the film Gladiator. He is married with three children and lives in Sussex.

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