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About a Boy. Love and thanks to David Evans, Adrienne Maguire, Caroline Dawnay, Virginia Bovell, Abigail Morris, Wendy Carlton, Harry Ritchie and Amanda Posey.
About a Boy. In memory of Liz Knights. Asking his mum whether she’d split up with Roger was a perfectly sensible question, he thought: they’d had a big row, then they’d gone off into the kitchen to talk quietly, and after a little while they’d come out looking serious, and Roger had come over to him, shaken his hand and wished him luck at his new school
About a Boy. PENGUIN BOOKS. Published in Penguin Books 2000. The moral right of the author has been asserted. Except in the United States of America, this book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher’s prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition.
About a Boy is a 1998 coming of age novel written by British writer Nick Hornby which has sold over a million copies. The novel was later adapted into a feature film in 2002 and a television series in 2014. Set in 1993 London, About a Boy features two main protagonists: Will Freeman, a 36-year-old bachelor, and Marcus Brewer, an incongruous schoolboy described as 'introverted' by his suicidal mother, Fiona, despite his tendencies to bond and interact with people. Annotation. Publisher: Published by the Penguin Group, 2000. Will is thirty-six and doesn’t really want children. Why does it bother people that he lives so happily alone in a fashionable, Lego-free flat, with massive speakers and a mammoth record collection, hardwood floors, and an expensive cream-colored rug that no kid has ever thrown up on? Then Will meets Angie
Nick Hornby About a Boy Love and thanks to David Evans, Adrienne Maguire, Caroline Dawnay, Virginia Bovell, Abigail Morris, Wendy Carlton, Harry Ritchie and Amanda Posey
Nick Hornby About a Boy Love and thanks to David Evans, Adrienne Maguire, Caroline Dawnay, Virginia Bovell, Abigail Morris, Wendy Carlton, Harry Ritchie and Amanda Posey. In memory of Liz Knights One ‘Have you split up now?’ ‘Are you being funny?’ People quite often thought Marcus was being funny when he wasn’t.
I think the book is very well written and Nick Hornby is a very good author. Theme: The book About a boy i. .about a boy, named Marcus. He’s 12 years old and he has many problems. At first, I was sorry for Marcus, because he had a lot of problems in his life and no friends to help him. I enjoyed the story and I liked that Marcus solved his problems and lived a normal life. by Giorgia C. Theme: This book is about a twelve-year old boy named Marcus who tries to resolve his problems. Setting: Marcus and his mother, Fiona, moved from Cambridge to London.
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About a Boy Quotes Showing 1-30 of 61. There had been times when he knew, somewhere in him, that he would get used to it, whatever it was, because he had learnt that some hard things became softer after a very little while. Nick Hornby, About a Boy. tags: adversity, depression, hard-times, inspirational, life.
About a boy by Nick Hornby. The story begins with a conversation with Marcus and his mum. That’s when you find out that Marcus mum is a single mother and have just split up with her boyfriend Roger, or they are going too anyway. Over there a lot of troubles come up but also many get solved. But finally all the persons in the book seem to have change and everyone are really friends. You get the feeling in the first pages of the book that Marcus doesn’t have a friend, not even some on his side. It was fun to start reading the book, it felt like you came in to it directly because of the dialogues in the beginning. I don’t think the story has got one climax, there are several.
Nick Hornby was born in 1957. He is the author of Fever Pitch and of three novels: High Fidelity, About a Boy and How to be Good. In 1999 he was awarded the E. M. Forster Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives and works in Highbury, north London.
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