Does falling in love at first sight ever really happen?
A chance meeting on a bridge sends commitment-phobic Bron into unknown territory as he falls desperately in love with the enigmatic Flora. He drops everything to pursue her around Europe. But all his obsessive research in to the art and literature of love brings him no closer to winning Flora's heart.
In this gripping, searching novel of ideas, William Nicholson weaves an intricate tale of suspense as he tries to pin down what men and women really want.
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Nicholson's critically acclaimed last novel, The Society of Others and Oscar-nominated screenplays, Shadowlands and Gladiator, prove his talent . . . Hopefully The Trial of True Love will make his name as famous as his work. - Glamour
He is an expert in understanding and depicting human emotions. His ideas and language are wonderfully involving and perceptive. This novel is a real find: clever, funny, subtle and hopelessly romantic. I loved every word . . . the key to this novel's success is that it asks all the best questions. Does love at first sight really exist? - Daily Express
A mixture of existential thriller and romantic discourse...rich in artistic allusions - Mail on Sunday
Erudite, funny and disarming, this is a love story for grown-ups, with an ending that, by simultaneously defying and fulfilling the reader's romantic expectations, manages to be entirely satisfying. - Christina Koning, The Times
William Nicholson is best known as a writer of plays and screenplays, including SHADOWLANDS and GLADIATOR. He is also the bestselling and award-winning children's author of THE WIND ON FIRE trilogy. His first novel for adults was THE SOCIETY OF OTHERS. He lives in East Sussex with his wife, the writer Virginia Nicholson, and their three children.