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Saint Valentine by Nick Tomlinson
Sensitive, gentle and perilously acquiescent, Neil Flack is growing up in the heart of Europeâs largest housing estate. By day, he and his best friend Brendan think of ways of catching the attention of the schoolâs most attractive girls; at night he hides in his room, secretly indulging his addiction to the teenage romance novels he steals from Brendanâs sister. Neilâs consuming ambition is to create the perfect Valentineâs card and send it to his dream girl - and so he lays his plans.
Heartache, embarrassment and pandemonium are sure to followâ€¦
â€˜Genuinely funny... Fans of Jonathan Coe will find much to enjoy hereâ
â€˜Tomlinsonâs portrayal of teenage angst is quite superb, and he counters the terror and cruelty with touches that will make you laugh out loud...Savour itâ
Ireland on Sunday
â€˜For anyone who ever suffered the pain of a schoolyard crush, Neil Flackâs reminiscing will strike a chord and make Tomlinsonâs novel thoroughly enjoyableâ€¦Funny and touchingâ
â€˜Nick Tomlinson summons up an instantly recognisable world: the very early teenage and its exquisite embarrassment over trivia'
â€˜Brilliantly observedâ€¦ A splendidly funny dÃ©butâ
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Publication date1st February 2005
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