Starter for Ten

Starter for Ten

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by David Nicholls
     
 

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Now a major motion picture

“Utterly charming . . . a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.”
People (****/Critic’s Choice)

The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. He has a dark…  See more details below

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Now a major motion picture

“Utterly charming . . . a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.”
People (****/Critic’s Choice)

The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. He has a dark secret–a long-held, burning ambition to appear on the wildly popular British TV quiz show University Challenge–and now, finally, it seems the dream is about to become reality. He’s made the school team, and they’ve completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their first televised match. (And, what’s more, he’s fallen head over heels for one of his teammates, the beautiful, brainy, and intimidatingly posh Alice Harbinson.) Life seems perfect and triumph inevitable–but as his world opens up, Brian learns that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing.

“Fresh, edgy and very funny . . . [Nicholls] has a talent for droll dialogue and a wonderful sense of the ridiculous.”
USA Today

“Starter for Ten has that elusive Hornby-factor. . . . It’s wincingly funny . . . a prospect to savour.”
Arena


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307491329
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/18/2008
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
272,955
File size:
2 MB

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Starter for Ten 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Kiki-Travels More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! I don't often laugh out loud but did so frequently while reading this one. If you came of age in the 80's like I did, you'll particularly enjoy the period details. Bittersweet story with a funny, charming and highly likable protagonist. If you don't like this one, check your pulse!
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