Starter For Ten

Starter For Ten

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 30mm | 255g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • n/a
  • 9780340734872
  • 7,270

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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
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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 *
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About David Nicholls

David Nicholls is the bestselling author of Sweet Sorrow, Us, The Understudy and Starter for Ten. One Day was published in 2009 to extraordinary critical acclaim. Published in 40 languages, it became a global bestseller, winning the 2010 Galaxy Book of the Year Award. David was named Author of the Year at the 2014 National Book Awards after his fourth novel, Us, was another no. 1 bestseller and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

On screen, David has written adaptations of Far From the Madding Crowd, When Did You Last See Your Father? and Great Expectations, as well as turning his own novels, Starter for Ten and One Day, into feature films. His adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, was nominated for an Emmy and won him a BAFTA for best writer. Other works for TV include episodes of Cold Feet, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and two-part love story The 7.39, and he has also adapted his novel Us as a four part drama for BBC1, starring Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves.
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Rating details

20,718 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 18% (3,682)
4 39% (7,996)
3 32% (6,682)
2 9% (1,898)
1 2% (460)

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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-tenshow more
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