Book of the Week: Nick Hornby Collection Boxed Set

Apr 2-nickhornbyboxedset

Arguably Britain’s most insightful and observant writer of contemporary fiction working today, Nick Hornby is responsible for such classics as About a Boy, Fever Pitch and High Fidelity. Now his fans can enjoy all three, not to mention the equally excellent novels Juliet Naked, How to be Good and A Long Way Down.

It’s the perfect six book set for those who are new to the bitingly funny and decidedly moving style of Hornby, this collection could be recommended to Mom, Dad and teenagers alike, such is the writer’s wonderfully accessible style.


Titles included in this set are: 1. High Fidelity 2. How to be Good 3. Juliet Naked 4. Fever Pitch 5. A Long Way Down 6. About a Boy

A Long Way Down

Can I explain why I wanted to jump off the top of a tower block?’ For disgraced TV presenter Martin Sharp the answer’s pretty simple: he has, in his own words, ‘pissed his life away’. And on New Year’s Eve, he’s going to end it all … But not, as it happens, alone. Because first single-mum Maureen, then eighteen-year-old Jess and lastly American rock-god JJ turn up and crash Martin’s private party. They’ve stolen his idea – but brought their own reasons. Yet it’s hard to jump when you’ve got an audience queuing impatiently behind you. A few heated words and some slices of cold pizza later and these four strangers are suddenly allies. But is their unlikely friendshi