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Starter For Ten

Starter For Ten

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?
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 21st September 2006

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781844563241

Reviews

Nicholls' portrayal of student affectations is accurate and funny ... clever and well-written
Independent
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
Brilliant... we would recommend it to anyone
Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan
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
Moving, wickedly observed, warm, uplifting and above all blindingly funny, Starter for Ten hits the spot time after time. Read this book
Jack
Painfully funny
Elle
A funny, touching novel reminiscent of the classic film Gregory's Girl with an authentic 1980s backdrop
Sunday Mirror