Starter for Ten

by David Nicholls | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0340734876 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 4/26/2022
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Let's go back to 1985 & meet Brian - a teenager with sensitive and artistic pretensions, bad acne & a love of Kate Bush. Leaving home, he goes off to Uni where he falls for the beautiful but out-of-his-league what does he do to get her attention? He signs up for the University Challenge team of course!

But as we all know, the path of true love never runs smooth & it certainly doesn't for Brian. However, he's a romantic & won't give up the girl of his dreams - despite some very embarrassing encounters with her parents which are funny but cringe worthy (Boxing Day in particular springs to mind) Does he make it onto University Challenge? Does he end up with Alice? Well, that would be telling but let's just say these things are never straightforward...

This is a great read that's guaranteed to make you smile & give you the giggles. Be you male or female & whether you went to uni or not, there's surely some aspect that you'll identify with & will take you back to your late teens. Five stars as I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

Oh...& I loved the way each chapter opens with a question whose answers connects...albeit sometimes the events unfolding.

Released 1 mo ago (5/18/2022 UTC) at A Sweepstakes Winner, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases


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Journal Entry 3 by wingpam99wing at Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, May 21, 2022
Part of an incredibly generous package that arrived today for me - thank you so much! And a letter - usually my bookcrossing recipients are lucky if I remember to stick a post it in before I seal up the envelope… ! A lovely surprise. I’ve read this one before but really enjoyed it and look forward to rereading.

Journal Entry 4 by wingpam99wing at Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, June 2, 2022
a re-read for me which is rare with fiction - enjoyed just as much as the first time!

Journal Entry 5 by wingpam99wing at Sainsbury’s in Prestwick, Scotland United Kingdom on Sunday, June 12, 2022

Released 2 wks ago (6/13/2022 UTC) at Sainsbury’s in Prestwick, Scotland United Kingdom


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