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Publisher Comments:

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“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.”

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Synopsis:

Entering the university on a scholarship, a young middle-class Englishman harbors an ambition to appear on a television quiz show, an endeavor that, once attained, is challenged by his feelings for a posh teammate.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307491329
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Nicholls, David
Author:
Nicholls David
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Marriage
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Quiz shows
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Self-Help/Relationships
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070123
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
338

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Novelization
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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