By (author) David Nobbs
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Cupid's Dart by David Nobbs
Book DescriptionAlan and Ange are on a train, heading for London. Alan is a philosophy lecturer, still a virgin at fifty-five; Ange a twenty-something, horoscope reading, darts groupie. They certainly don't expect their first casual meeting to lead to anything, but it does. Seizing the day, as they pull into Euston station, Alan asks Ange out to dinner and so begins the unlikeliest of liaisons. As they get to know each other, they are initiated into each other's worlds.From the claustrophobic confines of an Oxford College to the heady excitement of a big dart's match; from Liebfraumilch to Wittgenstein and everything in between. They even travel to Rome seeing many wonderful things as Alan learns to live for the moment and Ange to appreciate the finer things in life. But can they survive their differences in age and background? Are Alan's feelings the stuff of obsession and infatuation or is this true love? And what sort of philosopher is he if he cannot define and understand love? Told through the voice of Alan, this touching and hilarious story is much more than a tale about an unlikely couple. Ultimately, it is a story about the nature of love.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099469124
(198mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Nobbs
Second Life of Sally Mottram, Paperback (June 2014)
The wonderfully entertaining new novel from bestselling author of The Fall and Rise of Reggie Perrin.
Pratt of the Argus, Paperback (May 2013)
Henry Pratt, back home from National Service, is a man at last. As eager to prove it as he is to please, he is in at the deep end in his chosen profession - cub reporter on the Thurmarsh Evening Argus. As trams and typewriters chatter to the echoes of Suez and Hungary, Henry finds himself in an exciting if bewildering world.
Fall and Rise of Gordon Coppinger, Paperback (April 2013)
The much-anticipated latest novel from David Nobbs is the spiritual follow-up to The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin and is as witty as it is prescient.
Bit of a Do, Paperback (November 2012)» View all books by David Nobbs
From the author of the Reginald Perrin series comes a classic tale of two families, one posher than the other, set in a Yorkshire town.
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Author Biography - David Nobbs
David Nobbs was born in Kent. After university, he entered the army, then tried his hand at journalism and advertising before becoming a writer. A distinguished novelist and comedy writer best known for The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, David Nobbs was acknowledged by his peers as a comic genius. He died in August 2015.
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