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Have you ever been so inspired by an author’s work that you wish you could tell them exactly how much they have impacted your life? In our new series, Literary Love Letters, we will be doing just that – sharing open love letters to inspiring authors. Today, Losing It author Helen Lederer writes to David Nicholls.
I read Starter for Ten before the film came out and laughed out loud at the moment the hero comes down to the kitchen to find his girlfriend’s parents in the nude…
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I knew I had found a friend in you, as an author, and even lent the book to my nephew knowing it would be a sure fire funny book that would tick every box. It worked. He loved it.With eagerness I read Understudy and found a different flavour amidst your authentic prose and sparky dialogue. Still witty, but embracing failure with a different kind of grace. Wry, adroit storytelling that inspires as it sooths. I no longer felt alone. You do not use copycat easy references to nail a genre. I soak up your affection for the human condition offset by your fascination with the negative that thrives inside us all. You speak to me and I never have to worry I will feel cheated with an easy laugh. Thank you.