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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 (****/Critics 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. Hes made the school team, and theyve completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their first televised match. (And, whats more, hes 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. . . . Its wincingly funny . . . a prospect to savour.”

-Arena

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Previously published as "A Question of Attraction," this brilliant romantic comedy, set in England in the 1980s, is about a young man discovering the world and himself during his first year at university. Now a major motion picture from Playtone Productions (Tom Hanks's production company), set for release in January 2007.

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ISBN:
9780345498120
Author:
Nicholls, David
Publisher:
Villard Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Quiz shows
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;university;coming of age;england;novel;friendship;british;1980s;humor;romance;relationships;contemporary fiction;contemporary;comedy;2000s;love;80s
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.92x5.24x.76 in. .54 lbs.

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