Starter for Ten

Starter for Ten

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By (author) David Nicholls

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  • Publisher: Hodder Paperback
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 26mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 19 July 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0340734876
  • ISBN 13: 9780340734872
  • Illustrations note: n/a
  • Sales rank: 2,711

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The debut bestseller from the author of the phenomenally successfully ONE DAY and Man Booker longlisted US. STARTER FOR TEN is a comedy about love, class, growing-up and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom. 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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Galaxy Book Award-winner (ONE DAY), Richard & Judy bestseller (STARTER FOR TEN), BAFTA Award nominee (GREAT EXPECTATIONS) and now Man Booker Longlisted (US) author David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. As well as his multimillion-copy bestselling novels STARTER FOR TEN, THE UNDERSTUDY and ONE DAY, David is a scriptwriter whose credits include the TV series Cold Feet, Rescue Me, I Saw You, the TV movies The 7:39 and Aftersun, and screenplays for Far From the Madding Crowd, Great Expectations, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and When Did You Last See Your Father? He has also written the screenplays for the film adaptations of his own novels, STARTER FOR TEN (2006) which starred James McAvoy, ONE DAY (2010), starring Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway, and the forthcoming THE UNDERSTUDY (release TBC).

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By Tracy Hudson 03 May 2011 4

This book made me laugh. It is a look at university life in the 1980's and how to make the transition from school kid to the cusp of adulthood. I picked it as my www.ourbookclub.net.au book pick for April 2011. Read my full www.ourbookclub.net.au review at http://www.ourbookclub.net.au/LiteratureAndFiction2011.php#starter-for-ten

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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 Nicholls' portrayal of student affectations is accurate and funny ... clever and well-written Independent Brilliant... we would recommend it to anyone Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan A funny, touching novel reminiscent of the classic film Gregory's Girl with an authentic 1980s backdrop Sunday Mirror