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NEW FICTION: CHARLOTTE STREET BY DANNY WALLACE

If the weather’s got you down, this is the book to lift your spirits. Yes Man genius and award-winning ShortList columnist Danny Wallace has just released his new book Charlotte Street.

It stars the down-and-out Jason Priestley, a recently-dumped wannabe journalist with a passion for Polish spirits and drunken Facebook disasters. After sharing a moment with a woman on Charlotte Street, he’s left with nothing more than a fleeting memory – and her left-behind disposable camera. Cue a madcap quest to find the mysterious woman (and himself) as Jason develops the photos – and an obsession. Written with the charmingly awkward humour that Wallace is renowned for, this re-take on the classic boy-meets-girl story made us snort on the tube more than we’d like to admit.

Capable of switching from hilarious to endearing in a few sentences, it builds on Yes Man’s theme of ‘making it happen’ through the brilliantly believable characters (video-game fanatic and dreamer Dev is a friend we all want). Heart-warming without being cheesy, it’s a relatable modern love story. And we’re not the only ones who think so – the film rights have already been snapped up by British movie giants Working Title.

Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace (Ebury Press, £12.99)

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