I adored "The Understudy". It's a fantastic comedy ... delightfully written and makes you realise that even though some people are always cast as second best, that doesn't mean they're never winners. (New Woman)
A comic genius (Maria Beaumont on David Nicholls)
Brilliant... we would recommend it to anyone (Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan on STARTER FOR T)
I laughed a lot (Jeremy Paxman on STARTER FOR TEN)
Moving, wickedly observed, warm, uplifting and above all blindingly funny, Starter for Ten hits the spot time after time. Read this book (Jack
on STARTER FOR TEN)
A zippy comedy with laugh-out-loud lines, grounded on a solid plot and first-rate dialogue...irresistible (Daily Mail
Bitterly funny (Observer
Darkly funny and oddly romantic. (More
An unusual mix of cynicism and romance - no slush, just lots of laughs! (Company
Hugely entertaining with a high ratio of chuckles and snorts per chapter. (Good Book Guide
A funky, less-fluffy-than-funny rom com. (Metro
Deeply funny, with brilliant dialogue. (Good Housekeeping
Sweet and funny. (Eve
Book of the Month (Red
Highly enjoyable ... both knowing and charming. (Mirror Ticket
Both hilarious and heartbreaking. (Hannah Stephenson, various regional papers inc )
Funniest book of the year (Marie Claire)
'Romantic comedy with a charming British accent....plenty of material for screwball hilarity... His prose is laugh-out-loud funny... This jaunty, big-hearted novel is chick lit with a Y-chromosome.' (Kirkus Reviews)
Brilliantly written and very funny (Closer, 4 stars)
Sharply funny...wonderfully chaotic (The Times)
The set pieces of social embarrassment are neatly threaded together, and there are some well-crafted tender moments too... It could hold its own against a Richard Curtis script (Independent on Sunday)
An entertaining follow-up to Nicholls' brilliant debut (Heat, top ten books for March)
From the Publisher
You're forever watching others steal the limelight.
You don't get the girl.
In fact, your whole life feels like one big dress rehearsal.
Welcome to the world of THE UNDERSTUDY.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.