Starter for Ten (Paperback)
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Starter for Ten (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 19/07/2004
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The debut bestseller from the author of the phenomenally successfully ONE DAY and Man Booker longlisted US. STARTER FOR TEN is a comedy about love, class, growing-up and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom. It's 1985 and Brian Jackson has arrived at university with a burning ambition - to make it onto TV's foremost general knowledge quiz. But no sooner has he embarked on 'The Challenge' than he finds himself falling hopelessly in love with his teammate, the beautiful and charismatic would-be actress, Alice Harbinson. When Alice fails to fall for his slightly over-eager charms, Brian comes up with a foolproof plan to capture her heart once and for all. He's going to win the game, at any cost, because - after all - everyone knows that what a woman really wants from a man is a comprehensive grasp of general knowledge ...STARTER FOR TEN is a comedy about love, class, growing-up and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom. Are you up to the challenge of the funniest novel in years?

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9780340734872

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This is probably one of the most amusing books I have ever read. Sure, it's not the greatest piece of literature out there, but Brian, the protaganist, is really easy to relate to and I found the whole book just... More

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20th January 2012
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“disappointing, but still a good book”

i read one day and thought it was a good book, then read the understudy and absolutely loved it, so i figured this book would be on the same level. However, i was wrong. The book itself has its funny moments and the... More

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31st August 2013
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“Very funny, didn't want it to end!”

Picked up 'SFT' quickly after finishing the excellent 'One Day'. Personally, I loved the book - funny, moving (in parts) and always enough to ensure reluctance to put it down until finished. Very... More

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20th August 2010
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