Love, Unscripted

A Novel

by Owen Nicholls

On Sale: 02/11/2020

Love, Unscripted

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Love, Unscripted

A Novel

by Owen Nicholls

On Sale: 02/11/2020


About the Book

Owen Nicholls’ Love, Unscripted follows film projectionist Nick as he tries to understand the difference between love on the silver screen and love in real life. Perfect for fans of rom-coms, David Nicholls and Nick Hornby.

For film projectionist Nick, love should mirror what he sees on the big screen. And when he falls for Ellie on the eve of the 2008 presidential election, it finally does.

For four blissful years, Nick loved Ellie as much as he loved his job splicing film reels together in the local cinema. Life seemed . . . picture-perfect.

But now it’s 2012, Ellie has moved out and Nick’s trying to figure out where it all went wrong.

With Ellie gone and his life far from the happy ending he imagined, Nick wonders if their romance could ever again be as perfect as it was the night they met.

Can love really be the way it is in the movies?

Critical Praise

“A properly funny, clever, bittersweet romcom.” — Richard Roper

“A complete delight for film lovers (and lovers of love).” — Holly Bourne, author of It Only Happens in the Movies

“Sometimes a book comes along and it feels dusted with magic. Nostalgic, tender and achingly cool, [Love, Unscripted] has the same understated beauty as a John Cusack movie. A love letter to the silver screen and to all of the iconic romantic comedies – it’s book treasure.” — Josie Silver, author of One Day in December

“This is one of the best books I have ever read.  If When Harry Met Sally and High Fidelity had a book baby, this would be it.” — Emma Cooper, author of The Songs of Us

High Fidelity with celluloid replacing vinyl – an astutely observed romantic comedy that had me shaking with laughter and sniffing away tears. Pure pleasure.” — Empire Magazine

“High Fidelity for the multiplex generation. Owen Nicholls makes it look easy but it’s a smart and funny book, laced with wisdom. A lovely, warm, engaging read.” — Richard Lumsden, author of The Six Loves of Billy Binns

“One of the most realistic love stories I have read.” — Michelle Elman, author of Am I Ugly?

“A gorgeous romcom filled with movie references and Obama-era nostalgia’.” — Kate Davies, author of In at the Deep End


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443458795
  • ISBN 10: 1443458791
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 02/11/2020
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:22.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Humorous / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / General

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