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Untorn Tickets

Paul Burke

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

'Wonderful. Paul Burke is a natural storyteller and genuinely funny' Dominic Holland. The second wonderful captivating novel by the author of Father Frank.

Dave and Andy are two classmates from a strict Catholic School in 70s London. Dave is desperate to escape his stifling Irish home life and Andy the cultural trappings of his traditional Polish family. Both dream of opportunities

afforded to the strangers on the silver screen. And by chance, they end up working part-time in their local cinema in Notting Hill.

They soon discover that being heroes of their own lives and impressing the stars on the ground is a challenge. They embark on a voyage of discovery far more exciting than anything they've seen on film. But when the cinema is threatened with closure, they realise that more than their new found freedom is at risk...

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Praise for Untorn Tickets

  • 'Wonderful. Paul Burke is a natural storyteller and genuinely funny' Dominic Holland on



  • 'FATHER FRANK is a warm, funny, blisteringly good read that has the angels on its side' - Tony Parsons

  • 'A dazzling first novel - funny, thoughtful and original' - Stephen Fry

  • 'Original and comedic...very cool, very pithy' - Express

  • 'The only novel I've ever read that tackles the fundamental issues of God, Irishness, advertising, love and cab driving all at once. Fast-moving, witty and highly digestible, it slips down like a fresh Eucharist wafer' - Tim Lott on FATHER FRANK

  • 'Intriguing...irresistible' - Adele Parks

  • 'The feel-good factor of an Ealing comedy and some beautifully executed one-liners' Scotland on Sunday

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Paul Burke

His advertising work has won him almost every award in industry including campaigns for Barclaycard, VW, PG Tips, British Gas and Budweiser. At the same time he pursued a parallel career as a DJ on radio, in clubs and has worked for LBC, GLR and Heart 106.2. He has also written for the Guardian, Tatler and The Sunday Times.

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