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Saint Valentine by Nick Tomlinson
  

Saint Valentine

Family Drama   
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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

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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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2005

Author

Nick Tomlinson

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Black Swan

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Paperback

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9780552772044

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