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Starter for Ten
by David Nicholls

RRP €10.99

Starter for Ten
by Author Name David Nicholls

Book details for title
List Price:10.99
Format: Paperback, 197 x 130 x 32mm, 496pp
Publication date: 19 Jul 2004
Publisher: Hodder Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780340734872

Description

It's 1985 and Brian Jackson has arrived at university with a burning ambition - to make it onto TV's foremost general knowledge quiz. But no sooner has he embarked on 'The Challenge' than he finds himself falling hopelessly in love with his teammate, the beautiful and charismatic would-be actress, Alice Harbinson. When Alice fails to fall for his slightly over-eager charms, Brian comes up with a foolproof plan to capture her heart once and for all. He's going to win the game, at any cost, because - after all - everyone knows that what a woman really wants from a man is a comprehensive grasp of general knowledge ...STARTER FOR TEN is a comedy about love, class, growing-up and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom. Are you up to the challenge of the funniest novel in years?

Reviews

Starter for Ten is the debut of the year; a recommendation repeated by all who come in contact with it ... Trust us, you'll love it Arena Moving, wickedly observed, warm, uplifting and above all blindingly funny, Starter for Ten hits the spot time after time. Read this book Jack A toe-curlingly embarrassing and cleverly observed comedy ... it'll have you wincing and laughing simultaneously. Fabulous Company A bittersweet coming-of-age tale ... Brian conjure[s] up strong echoes of one of that era's literary heroes, Adrian Mole ... A fine, funny book Heat Spry, affecting debut ... If it's possible to wince with your whole body, that broadly equates to my experience of reading it Time Out A funny, touching novel reminiscent of the classic film Gregory's Girl with an authentic 1980s backdrop Sunday Mirror Nicholls' portrayal of student affectations is accurate and funny ... clever and well-written Independent Hilarious ... you won't be able to put it down OK Painfully funny Elle Warm and funny ... Hilarious Daily Mirror Hugely (and deservedly) hyped ... Achingly funny She I laughed out loud, I cringed in recognition, and more than once I paused in admiration at an observation so wry, so on the money, I wondered why it had never occurred to me before. There have been many pretenders to the throne of Hornby; David Nicholls is his legitimate heir Mike Bullen, creator of 'Cold Feet' For conjuring up all those cringeworthy moments of youth, this read is unrivalled Glamour Relentlessly delightful Mil Millington Absolutely fabulous ... brilliantly funny Jenny Colgan, author of Amanda's Wedding Wonderfully written ... This is a lovely look back at a time when you were young enough to think that anything could happen The Word What a delight... David Nicholls is enormously talented, he has an exquisite eye for details, humour and the ridiculous and he deserves every ounce of the huge success he will undoubtedly have with this pleasure of a book Anna Maxted, author of Getting Over It I absolutely loved Starter for Ten Emily Barr, author of Backpack