Talking at Night

Claire Daverley


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Penguin Books Ltd
6 July 2023
ISBN: 9780241604830
400 pages

From the publisher

'A beautifully observed, tender love story. A bit like Normal People. I devoured it' JOJO MOYES

'If you love really gentle, beautiful and very cleverly written love stories, then this is the book for you' FEARNE COTTON
'This book is so gorgeously harrowing and romantic' CATHERINE NEWMAN
'Evocative, intoxicating and basically impossible to put down' BOBBY PALMER, bestselling author of ISAAC AND THE EGG
'Incredibly beautiful' HARRIET EVANS
'Deeply romantic. Reminded me of just how all-consuming first love can be' LAURA BARNETT, No. 1 bestselling author of THE VERSIONS OF US
'A passionate, page-turning debut' DAILY MAIL
'Stunning, tender and true' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SUMMER READING
Will and Rosie meet as teenagers.
They're opposites in every way. She overthinks everything; he is her twin brother's wild and unpredictable friend. But over secret walks home and late-night phone calls, they become closer - destined to be one another's great love story.
Until, one day, tragedy strikes, and their future together is shattered.
But as the years roll on, Will and Rosie can't help but find their way back to each other. Time and again, they come close to rekindling what might have been.
What do you do when the one person you should forget is the one you just can't let go?
'Spellbinding, beautiful, lyrical and tender...a dazzling debut. I loved every word and was left longing for more' ROSIE WALSH, author of THE MAN WHO DIDN'T CALL
'The story of Will and Rosie is a classic love story in every sense, and yet, in Claire Daverley's hands, it felt entirely new' MARY BETH KEANE, New York Times bestselling author of ASK AGAIN, YES
'Entirely beautiful, bruising and hopeful. Claire Daverley has created a perfect thing. Talking at Night takes its place amongst my all time favourites' CHRIS WHITAKER
'Like the very best of Sally Rooney with added lashings of heart - I loved it. A captivating, nuanced and beautiful debut' ISABELLE BROOM
'This book kept me up all night! It's everything I want from a love story, the will they won't they, the romance, but also, there is the truthfulness of reality woven into it. This isn't just escapism, it is also full of heartbreak and human failings and mistakes. I loved it' KATE SAWYER
'A classic will-they-won't-they in the vein of David Nicholls, this novel is impossible to put down' CONSTANZA CASATI, author of CLYTEMNESTRA
'This exquisitely woven tale . . . captures readers right from its opening passages. Fans of Sally Rooney's Normal People will absolutely adore this tender, utterly charming and heart-wrenching tale' THE SCOTS MAGAZINE