There’s nothin’ like the humdrum. I’d been standing on the corner of Charlotte Street when it happened.
There’s nothin’ like the humdrum. It was maybe six o’clock, and a girl – because yeah, you and I both knew there was going to be a girl; there had to be a girl; there’s always a girl – was struggling with the door of the black cab and the packages in her hands. She had a blue coat and nice shoes, and white bags with names I’d never seen before on them, and boxes, and even, I think, a cactus poking out the top of a Heal’s bag.
Daniel Frederick Wallace (born 16 November 1976) is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television
Daniel Frederick Wallace (born 16 November 1976) is a British filmmaker, comedian, writer, actor, and presenter of radio and television. His notable works include the books Join Me, Yes Man, voice acting as the narrator for Thomas Was Alone and as Shaun Hastings for the Assassin's Creed game series, as well as the TV series How to Start Your Own Country. Wallace was born in Dundee, Scotland. He attended Park Place Primary School, also growing up in Loughborough and Bath, England
Charlotte Street book.
Charlotte Street book.
Charlotte Street is a British romantic comedy along the same lines as a Nick Hornby novel. After reading uncountable Sci-fi and Fantasy books for the past couple of months, Charlotte Street was a good change. Jason Priestly (not that Jason Priestly) has recently quit his job as a school teacher to become a journalist.
Method: The courts might say stalking. Result: That’d be nice. Conclusion: One step at a time. But the list’s a nice move. See, I knew all about lists like Damien’s ere a Chosen One. Someone regard. Someone regarded as valuable. Someone the PRs would call a ‘journalist friend’, not just a ‘journalist’. You were in the inner circle, invited to lavish events, days out, plied with food and drink, privy to the slaggings-off of other, lesser journalists, who are ‘not like you’. It’s a great place to be. You can network. And I could use this.
My name is Jason - and I have just met the most incredible woman, on Charlotte Street. I sort of held her bags for a second
My name is Jason - and I have just met the most incredible woman, on Charlotte Street. I sort of held her bags for a second. But she smiled at me! And it was this amazing smile. Of course, I don't know her name, or anything about her at all. But I do happen to have something of hers. She left behind one of those old-school disposable cameras. I've got it. It's here in front of me. So there are two things I could now do: I could develop the photos. See her again, see her life
In some ways, Charlotte Street is the London version of Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell. On the other hand I loved Jason’s friends Dev and Matthew. What I liked about the book: Wallace keeps the plot interesting and fairly original.
In some ways, Charlotte Street is the London version of Attachments, by Rainbow Rowell. By that I mean it’s sort of a rom-com, or at least it’s what you wish passed for a rom-com these days. In a direct comparison, I think Attachments has a leg up on Charlotte Street but both were fun reads. It’s cleverly written and the side characters (most of them) are really the entertaining ones. There’s also a level of detail in the writing that brought this book to life.
Unmissabl. ill have you laughing out loud and melt your heart, all at once. Cosmopolitan (UK) Danny Wallace is a British writer, producer, and award-winning journalist whom GQ (UK) calls, One of Britain’s great writing talents
Unmissabl. Cosmopolitan (UK) Danny Wallace is a British writer, producer, and award-winning journalist whom GQ (UK) calls, One of Britain’s great writing talents