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Saint Valentine

by Nick Tomlinson

Family Drama

LoveReading View on Saint Valentine

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


Saint Valentine Synopsis

Sensitive, gentle and perilously acquiescent, Neil Flack is growing up in the heart of Europe’s largest housing estate.   By day, he and his best friend Brendan think of ways of catching the attention of the school’s most attractive girls; at night he hides in his room, secretly indulging his addiction to the teenage romance novels he steals from Brendan’s sister. Neil’s consuming ambition is to create the perfect Valentine’s card and send it to his dream girl - and so he lays his plans.

Heartache, embarrassment and pandemonium are sure to follow…


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Saint Valentine Press Reviews

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

‘Tomlinson’s portrayal of teenage angst is quite superb, and he counters the terror and cruelty with touches that will make you laugh out loud...Savour it’
Ireland on Sunday

‘For anyone who ever suffered the pain of a schoolyard crush, Neil Flack’s reminiscing will strike a chord and make Tomlinson’s novel thoroughly enjoyable…Funny and touching’
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 début’
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ISBN: 9780552772044
Publication date: 01/02/2005
Publisher: Black Swan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552772044
Publication date: 1st February 2005
Author: Nick Tomlinson
Publisher: Black Swan
Format: Paperback
Genres: Family Drama,

About 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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