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Book review: <i>Starter For Ten</i> by David Nicholls



Ah, to be a young man at university. The challenges, the girls, the fumbling relationships and difficult friendships. I wasn’t ever one myself, but I think that, while I was at university, I may have met a couple of young men very similar to the main character, and I certainly met some of the peripheral characters! And as an added bonus, while I had only ever heard of “University Challenge” on The Young Ones, and seen the spoof with Ben Elton et al, I have now been formally introduced to the phenomena thanks to Starter for Ten. While the book definitely had me reminiscing about Adrian Mole, it was very much its own story and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole excruciating business.

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