Following up the wonderfully heartwarming 'Something To Live For', Richard Roper is two for two with 'When We Were Young', an equally absorbing and heartfelt tale of past mistakes and friendship lost but never forgotten. Wholly relatable, with a compelling central pair, this novel will take you back to your past and might make you think about making some changes to your present. A joyful summer read.
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG is such a warm, uplifting read. It's a celebration of the bond we have with our oldest friends, and it's so funny, without ever losing its poignancy - Richard Roper writes humour so brilliantly.
A funny and heartwarming story.
A funny, breezy summer read that digs deep into the richly fertile territory of male friendship... The tone is acutely funny, like a hard-hitting buddy movie dreamed up by Nick Hornby and David Nicholls... Roper is very good on the truths men hide from themselves as well as from each other.
A lovely read.
A beautifully written comedy with strong Withnail And I overtones.
Quirky and moving, we iove this tale of secrets and the bittersweet realities of growing up.
Heartbreaking yet uplifting
Nothing will make you want to grab and hug your best mate more than this heart-warming tale.