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  • Hodder & Stoughton

Untorn Tickets

Paul Burke

27 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The second wonderful captivating novel by the author of Father Frank: a 'warm, funny, blisteringly good read' Tony Parsons

Notting Hill - 1978. Dave Kelly and Andy Zymanczyk are two teenage boys trying to escape their secure, loving but oppressive Catholic backgrounds. Andy's life is even more stifling as the only child of very strict Polish parents. For the first time in his life, he is allowed to take a part-time job, and begins work at the beautiful Odeon cinema in Westbourne Grove, under the irresponsible but charismatic influence of the manager Tony Harris. The two friends begin a voyage of discovery: they learn about films, they learn about music, they learn about life and are exposed to a level of freedom and temptation that neither has ever known before.

But in an era of great upheaval, their beloved cinema and their strict Catholic grammar school are both put under threat and they realise that their lives will never be the same again.

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Praise for Untorn Tickets

  • An endearing and captivating book - Scootering

  • Original and comedic...very cool, very pithy - Express on Father Frank

  • 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

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

  • Intriguing...irresistible - Adele Parks on Father Frank

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Original and comedic very cool, very pithy - Express on Father Frank

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

  • 'Intriguing irresistible' - Adele Parks on Father Frank

  • '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

  • PRAISE FOR FATHER FRANK:

  • A light-hearted comic novel with the feel-good factor of an Ealing comedy, and some cracking one-liners - Greg Eden, Bertrams in The Bookseller on Father Frank

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

  • 'Intriguing irresistible' - Adele Parks

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

  • '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

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

  • UNTORN TICKETS

  • Warm, tender, funny and engaging from start to finish. It s full of sharply-written dialogue, filled with characters you can take to your heart, and driven by a classic will they/won t they narrative -Scotsman on Father Frank

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

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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.