Books by William Nicholson

WILLIAM NICHOLSON is the author of the play Shadowlands and also wrote the screenplay for the feature film starring Anthony Hopkins. He is the award-winning author of the bestselling Wind on Fire trilogy of novels for children and, most recently, The Soci

AMHERST by William Nicholson
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Nicholson's (Motherland, 2013, etc.) parallel love stories hold classic appeal, while the historic aspects of the tale provide interest for those seeking 'the real story' of one of America's most revered poets."
Two love affairs, more than a century apart, are influenced by Emily Dickinson in novelist and screenwriter Nicholson's latest novel. Read full book review >
MOTHERLAND by William Nicholson
Released: April 9, 2013

"The rest of the story is well-told, though we've seen most of it before: Just add gin to your favorite wartime romance and stir."
A wartime love story in the tradition of Atonement—and perhaps The Winds of War, and perhaps Gone with the Wind....Read full book review >
I COULD LOVE YOU by William Nicholson
Released: July 5, 2011

"Smooth but lukewarm reflections on the search for passion."
A bittersweet update of Love Actually scoops up the married, the single, the adults and the children in a swirling, interconnected, not-especially-incisive survey of the search for true connection. Read full book review >
RICH AND MAD by William Nicholson
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"In the tradition of Forever, this is destined to become a classic as a go-to source for teens curious about both the physical and emotional aspects of sex. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
Maddy has her sights set on popular Joe, even going on the pill and watching porn in preparation for a relationship; Rich, listening to his family's vinyl records and garnering tips from Erich Fromm's bestseller, The Art of Loving, hopes to win over gorgeous, aloof Grace. Read full book review >
Released: June 17, 2008

"Give this series to readers of His Dark Materials and recommend it to middle- and high-school teachers. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
This fine conclusion to the Noble Warriors Trilogy continues the tale of the three—Seeker for Truth, Morning Star and Wildman—as they travel across their drought-afflicted land to complete their mission. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2007

"This splendid read will both satisfy and tantalize lovers of the first book and send newly introduced readers to look for it. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
Three teen heroes of Seeker (2006) leave the Nomana within days of each other. Read full book review >
Released: May 18, 2006

"Try giving this to readers of Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn series and Garth Nix's Sabriel saga. (Fiction. 12-15)"
In this spectacular first installment of Nicholson's new fantasy series, readers meet Seeker for Truth on his eventful 16th birthday: He has a religious vision, sees his brother disgraced and leaves the land of his birth. Read full book review >
THE TRIAL OF TRUE LOVE by William Nicholson
Released: March 21, 2006

"Moderately engaging, here and there. But there's no real passion in it, and the end result is tepid."
"Is true love possible between men and women?" asks the protagonist of this earnest second full-length fiction from the British screenwriter (Shadowlands, Gladiator) and novelist (The Society of Others, 2005). Read full book review >
THE SOCIETY OF OTHERS by William Nicholson
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Highly promising, even if flawed."
From the British playwright, screenwriter, and author of an award-winning children's trilogy: a first adult novel about a hitchhiker's nightmare journey into a police state. Read full book review >