Starter for Ten

Starter for Ten

3.61 (20,766 ratings by Goodreads)
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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 | 496 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 30mm | 336g
  • Hodder Paperback
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 0340924640
  • 9780340924648
  • 1,751,546

Review quote

"* 'Brilliant... we would recommend it to anyone' - Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan * 'Trust us, you'll love it' - Arena * 'Moving, wickedly observed, warm, uplifting and above all blindingly funny... Read this book' - Jack * 'Toe-curlingly embarrassing and cleverly observed... it'll have you wincing and laughing simultaneously. Fabulous' - Company * 'A bittersweet coming-of-age tale... A fine, funny book' - Heat * 'Nicholls' portrayal of student affectations is accurate and funny... clever and well-written' - Independent"
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About David Nicholls

David Nicholls's TV credits include the third series of Cold Feet, Rescue Me, and I Saw You. He was co-writer for the film adaptation of Simpatico, which starred Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges and Sharon Stone. David's bestselling first novel, STARTER FOR TEN, was a Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller in 2004, and David has written the screenplays for forthcoming film versions of both STARTER FOR TEN and THE UNDERSTUDY. Most recently, David wrote a modern version of Much Ado About Nothing for BBC TV, as part of a Shakespeare season which screened in 2005.
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Rating details

20,766 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 18% (3,693)
4 39% (8,023)
3 32% (6,694)
2 9% (1,898)
1 2% (458)
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