A Question of Attraction: A Novel

A Question of Attraction: A Novel

by David Nicholls
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A Question of Attraction: A Novel by David Nicholls

The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his first term at university. The usual freshman anxiety over fitting in is compounded by the gap between his own humble origins and the privileged backgrounds of his better-off classmates.

Brian also has a dark secret—a long-held, burning ambition (stoked by his late father) to appear on the wildly popular 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.

Reminiscent of such classic coming-of-age works as The Graduate and Goodbye, Columbus, A Question of Attraction marks the literary debut of David Nicholls, one of England’s most highly praised television writers. It is an unforgettable story of love, class, finding one’s place in the world, and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588363718
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/13/2004
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Nicholls’s teleplay credits include Cold Feet, I Saw You, and Rescue Me, which he also created. He also cowrote the film Simpatico. A Question of Attraction is his first novel. He lives in London.


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Question of Attraction 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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Not bad but not spectacular. Worth it as a cheap read.
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I love this book! It is brilliantly funny. It had two titles, one used in the UK, one in the US. Buy the cheaper one for your Nook!
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