Starter for Ten

Starter for Ten

by David Nicholls

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Starter for Ten by David Nicholls

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“Utterly charming . . . a big-hearted, flawless coming-of-age tale, as scary and funny as your yearbook picture.”—People (four stars)


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.

Praise for A Starter for Ten

“Fresh, edgy and very funny . . . [David 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345498120
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/23/2007
Edition description: Media Tie
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Nicholls trained as an actor before making the switch to writing. He is the author of the novels A Question of Attraction, Starter for Ten, and The Understudy. Nicholls has also written many screenplays for film and television, including the feature film adaptation of Starter for Ten. He lives in London.

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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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