likeyoulove
Search our site
The Songaminute Man How Music Brought My Father Home Again by Simon McDermott Read the opening extract of the brand new Simon McDermott book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Saint Valentine by Nick Tomlinson
  

Saint Valentine

Family Drama   
Download an extract Share this book

Lovereading view...

Two weeks in the life of a lad with a crush on a rather superior girl at school. It centres on a valentineâs card with an unfortunate enclosure that causes quite a stir

Synopsis

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 follow…

Reviews

‘Genuinely funny... Fans of Jonathan Coe will find much to enjoy hereâ
Time Out


‘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


‘For anyone who ever suffered the pain of a schoolyard crush, Neil Flackâs reminiscing will strike a chord and make Tomlinsonâs novel thoroughly enjoyable…Funny and touchingâ
Ink Magazine


‘Nick Tomlinson summons up an instantly recognisable world: the very early teenage and its exquisite embarrassment over trivia'
The Times


‘Brilliantly observed… A splendidly funny débutâ
Publishing News

About the Author

Nick Tomlinson
Nick Tomlinson has been an English teacher, academic mentor, actor and singing waiter. He lives in Birmingham with his girlfriend. Saint Valentine is his first novel.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2005

Author

Nick Tomlinson

More books by Nick Tomlinson
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Black Swan

Format

Paperback

Categories


ISBN

9780552772044

You'll always find what you never knew you were looking for and you're always spoilt for choice.

Helen Jones

I love Lovereading because I get to read great books and then get to tell everybody how good they are.

Sally Doel

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

Why I love @lovereadinguk? It's in the name - as dedicated lovers of reading, they are perfect matchmakers for helping me find my next read!

Catherine Jenkins

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools