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Notting Hill – 1978. Dave Kelly and Andy Zymanczyk are classmates at a strict Catholic school. Both, desperate to escape their stifling backgrounds, get part-time work in the local cinema.

Here they form a binding friendship and, with the help of one charismatic cinema manager, embark on a voyage of discovery. Dave falls in love with Rachel, a Jewish girl who also wants to escape from her strict religious background, while Andy falls for a girl he knows he can never have.

When the cinema is threatened with closure, the boys realise that more than their new-found freedom is at risk…

Reviews

The only novel I've ever read that tackles the fundamental issues of God, Irishness, advertising, love and cab driving all at once. Fast-moving, witty and highly digestible, it slips down like a fresh Eucharist wafer
Tim Lott on <i />Father Frank <i />
Intriguing...irresistible
Adele Parks on <i />Father Frank<i />
The feel-good factor of an Ealing comedy and some beautifully executed one-liners
<i />Scotland on Sunday<i />
Original and comedic...very cool, very pithy
<i />Express<i /> on <i />Father Frank<i />
An endearing and captivating book
<i />Scootering <i />
Wonderful. Paul Burke is a natural storyteller and genuinely funny
Dominic Holland