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The Resource A Question of Attraction, David Nicholls, (electronic resource)

A Question of Attraction, David Nicholls, (electronic resource)

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A Question of Attraction
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A Question of Attraction
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David Nicholls
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eng
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The year is 1985. Brian Jackson, a working-class kid on full scholarship, has started his ?rst term at university. The usual freshman anxiety over ?tting in is compounded by the gap between his own humble origins and the privileged backgrounds of his better-off classmates. Brian also has a dark secret--a long-held, burning ambition (stoked by his late father) to appear on the wildly popular TV quiz show University Challeng e--and now, ?nally, it seems the dream is about to become reality. He's made the school team, and they've completed the qualifying rounds and are limbering up for their ?rst televised match. (And, what's more, he's fallen head over heels for one of his teammates, the beautiful, brainy, and intimidatingly posh Alice Harbinson.) Life seems perfect and triumph inevitable--but as his world opens up, Brian learns that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Reminiscent of such classic coming-of-age works as The Graduate and Goodbye, Columbus , A Question of Attraction marks the literary debut of David Nicholls, one of England's most highly praised television writers. It is an unforgettable story of love, class, ?nding one's place in the world, and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom. From the Hardcover edition
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Entering the university on a scholarship, a young middle-class Englishman harbors an ambition to appear on a television quiz show, an endeavor that, once attained, is challenged by his feelings for a posh teammate
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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2004.
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1966-
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Nicholls, David
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823.92
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fiction
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  • Fiction
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adult
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A Question of Attraction, David Nicholls, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781588363718
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Label
A Question of Attraction, David Nicholls, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588363718
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59b855b5-cbd3-41dc-9538-06e207c3637e
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unknown sound
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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