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This Diary (World) Belongs to Molly and Jonny

Laura Clark


22 September 2022









Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine—a story of unpredictable passions, unforgettable characters and the battles of Narvik. Dr Molly Beaujolais (Lecturer in Performing Arts and Applied Theatre) and Jonathan Nylon (Lecturer in History) both keep diaries and have offices next door to each other. Two unlikely lovers, particularly since much of Molly’s time is taken up internet dating while Jonathan Nylon obsesses about his presentation of the battles of Narvik, his course on Medieval Medicine, Crime and Punishment and his difficult lodger, but life likes to play around with the impossible. Wickedly funny, clever and daring. And touching because it’s all about being human in a lonely world.

“We are all born mad. Some remain so.”
― Samuel Beckett

I couldn’t get enough of these characters and raced through their appealingly crazy, uncensored internal monologues, wishing they could speak openly like this to each other. Different and moreish

– Sarah Lawrence, Daily Mail

Funny, original and unexpectedly moving

– Harry Peacock

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