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The Trial of True Love

3.17 of 5 stars 3.17  ·  rating details  ·  64 ratings  ·  7 reviews
"Do people really fall in love at first sight? Bron is a writer who has been commissioned to research a book on the subject. He's also a commitment-phobe who doesn't believe it happens." "Then the chance combination of a misty morning, the dreamy setting of a woodland glade, and a glimpse of a beautiful stranger changes everything. Bron fall helplessly, hopelessly, head ov ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 9th 2006 by Doubleday Canada (first published 2005)
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Monica
A slightly surprising turn of events, but it is possible that I had hoped for that exact ending. Nicholson once again brings his talent of storytelling to the fore. And it is a topic we all desperately want to decipher.
Andrew Sparke
On my list of favourites. Wonderful story with much to say that's true about male emotions
Tom
My wife put this book down after 35 pages, couldn't stand it. To my surprise, by page 35 I was getting into the book, enjoying the characters and the developing story line. It is full of interesting dialog, of questions about love and art, with more answers than questions. What is the right answer to the question being asked? There are many twists and turns, especially towards the end of the novel. I like, a lot, the this author puts a story together.
Derek Baldwin
An exploration of what "true love" means, drawing upon philosophy, art history (and fake art history), psychology, and so on. The characters seem a little too like the puppets of the author for this to really grab the reader at an emotional level, and the whole thing reminded me very strongly of The Magus (John Fowles). But it's a worthwhile read and to be applauded for trying to tackle such weighty issues.
Annie
I really liked this book. The characters were believable and the ending was great; it kept surprising me. It was about a man writing a book about whether it is possible to fall in love at first sight and whether true love is possible. It was quite philosophical and had lots of quotations, which I liked!
Martinxo
Enjoyed this one. Well written and amusing story of a middle class family loosing the plot...and maybe finding a way...

Must check out more books by William Nicholson
Maria
Really enjoyed the first half of the book. Weak movie-of-the-week ending.
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William Nicholson was born in 1948, and grew up in Sussex and Gloucestershire. His plays for television include Shadowlands and Life Story , both of which won the BAFTA Best Television Drama award in their year; other award-winners were Sweet As You Are and The March . In 1
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