Funny and touching novel charting a young student's journey through university, his travails with the opposite sex and his obsession with making the University Challenge team. Nicholls has many UK TV credits to his name including "Cold Feet" and "Rescue Me". Trade paperback recorded impressive sales after the book was shortlisted as one of Richard & Judy's best reads for 2003. "A toe-curlingly embarassing and cleverly observed comedy" "Company"
David Nicholls is the bestselling author of Sweet Sorrow, Us, The Understudy and Starter for Ten. One Day was published in 2009 to extraordinary critical acclaim. Published in 40 languages, it became a global bestseller, winning the 2010 Galaxy Book of the Year Award. David was named Author of the Year at the 2014 National Book Awards after his fourth novel, Us, was another no. 1 bestseller and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
On screen, David has written adaptations of Far From the Madding Crowd, When Did You Last See Your Father? and Great Expectations, as well as turning his own novels, Starter for Ten and One Day, into feature films. His adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, was nominated for an Emmy and won him a BAFTA for best writer. Other works for TV include episodes of Cold Feet, Tess of the D'Urbervilles and two-part love story The 7.39, and he has also adapted his novel Us as a four part drama for BBC1, starring Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves.
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 I laughed out loud, I cringed in recognition, and more than once I paused in admiration at an observation so wry, so on the money, I wondered why it had never occurred to me before. There have been many pretenders to the throne of Hornby; David Nicholls is his legitimate heir -- Mike Bullen, creator of 'Cold Feet' For conjuring up all those cringeworthy moments of youth, this read is unrivalled -- Glamour Relentlessly delightful -- Mil Millington Absolutely fabulous ... brilliantly funny -- Jenny Colgan, author of Amanda's Wedding Wonderfully written ... This is a lovely look back at a time when you were young enough to think that anything could happen -- The Word 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, author of Getting Over It I absolutely loved Starter for Ten -- Emily Barr, author of Backpack
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