The humour is authentic and perfectly pitched.
A zippy comedy with laugh-out-loud lines, grounded on a solid plot and first-rate dialogue...irresistible.
Book of the Month
'Romantic comedy with a charming British accent....plenty of material for screwball hilarity... His prose is laugh-out-loud funny... This jaunty, big-hearted novel is chick lit with a Y-chromosome.'
I adored THE UNDERSTUDY. It's a fantastic comedy ... delightfully written.
Brilliantly written and very funny
Darkly funny and oddly romantic.
I adored "The Understudy". It's a fantastic comedy ... delightfully written.
Highly enjoyable ... both knowing and charming.
Sweet and funny.
An entertaining follow-up to Nicholls' brilliant debut.
A brilliantly funny book.
An unusual mix of cynicism and romance - no slush, just lots of laughs!
Funniest book of the year
Hugely entertaining with a high ratio of chuckles and snorts per chapter.
Deeply funny, with brilliant dialogue.
A funky, less-fluffy-than-funny rom com.
Both hilarious and heartbreaking.
Brilliant... we would recommend it to anyone
I laughed a lot
A comic genius
Sharply funny...wonderfully chaotic.
Moving, wickedly observed, warm, uplifting and above all blindingly funny, STARTER FOR TEN hits the spot time after time. Read this book
The set pieces of social embarrassment are neatly threaded together, and there are some well-crafted tender moments too... It could hold its own against a Richard Curtis script