David Nicholls

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Starter For Ten

book | Fiction | 2003
World → Hodder and Stoughton
Q. What does a woman really look for in a man?

A. Advanced general knowledge of course.

1985

First-year student and Kate Bush fan Brian falls for beautiful University Challenge queen Alice Harbinson in a brilliant comedy of love, class, growing up and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom.
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Reviews

Starter for Ten is the debut of the year; a recommendation repeated by all who come in contact with it ... Trust us, you'll love it. Arena

Moving, wickedly observed, warm, uplifting and above all blindingly funny, Starter for Ten hits the spot time after time. Read this book. Jack

A toe-curlingly embarrassing and cleverly observed comedy ... it'll have you wincing and laughing simultaneously. Fabulous. Company

A bittersweet coming-of-age tale... Brian conjure[s] up strong echoes of one of that era's literary heroes, Adrian Mole... A fine, funny book. Heat

Spry, affecting debut... If it's possible to wince with your whole body, that broadly equates to my experience of reading it. Time Out

A funny, touching novel reminiscent of the classic film Gregory's Girl with an authentic 1980s backdrop. Sunday Mirror

Nicholls' portrayal of student affectations is accurate and funny... clever and well-written. Independent

Hilarious... you won't be able to put it down. OK

Painfully funny. Elle

Warm and funny... Hilarious. Daily Mirror

Hugely (and deservedly) hyped ... Achingly funny. She

For conjuring up all those cringeworthy moments of youth, this read is unrivalled. Glamour

Relentlessly delightful. Mil Millington

Absolutely fabulous... brilliantly funny. Jenny Colgan

I absolutely loved Starter for Ten. Emily Barr

What a delight... David Nicholls is enormously talented, he has an exquisite eye for details, humour and the ridiculous and he deserves every ounce of the huge success he will undoubtedly have with this pleasure of a book. Anna Maxted

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