The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life

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The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life
Author William Nicholson
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Women's Fiction
Publisher Quercus Publishing
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback & Hardback)
Pages 346

978-1-84724-812-1 (Hardback)

ISBN 978-1-84724-818-3 (Paperback)
OCLC 310157628

The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life is a novel by the British playwright, novelist and Oscar nominated screenwriter William Nicholson.

Plot summary[edit]

Laura, the central character, lives happily enough with her husband and children, until a long forgotten lover comes back into her life. When her passion is re-awakened, she comes to realise how the excitement has faded from her life.

As the story unfolds we find that everyone in the Sussex village where the novel is set, lives with their own inner dramas. None of them seems to notice that she is going through a crisis. The hidden feelings of a large cast of characters are interwoven to form a plot that attempts to reveal the intensity with which ordinary lives are led.

The novel is multi-stranded exploring the highs and lows of life. Sometimes serious, at others sublime, it tries to answer the central question, how much happiness we should expect from life.

The novel is set in Sussex, UK.

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External links[edit]

Author's Website