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  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241969953
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99
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A Long Way Down

the international bestseller




The No.1 International Bestseller - 66,000 hardbacks and 33,000 trade paperbacks sold in the UK to date

'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 friendship a good enough reason to carry on living?

  • Published: 14 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780241969953
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99
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About the author

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby was born in 1957. He is the author of five novels, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award) and Slam; three works of non-fiction, Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award), 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree; and a Pocket Penguin book of short stories, Otherwise Pandemonium.

Nick Hornby lives and works in Highbury, north London.

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