David Nobbs Obstacles to Young Love

ISBN 13: 9780007286287

Obstacles to Young Love

3.33 avg rating
( 90 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780007286287: Obstacles to Young Love

From one of the greatest comedic writers of a generation comes a story of love, faith and taxidermy. 'Three mighty obstacles threaten the burgeoning love of childhood sweethearts Timothy Pickering and Naomi Walls. They are Steven Venables, a dead curlew and God.' 1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood. Timothy's father decides it's time for him to take on the family taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on the stage. Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross - bound by the pull of intoxicating first love. But will their destinies ultimately unite them? Nobbs moves his exceptional comic talent to a new-found depth. Memorable and moving, a tale of love won and love lost. You will never look at the art of taxidermy in the same way again.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

David Nobbs's first break as a comedy writer came on the iconic satire show That Was The Week, That Was, hosted by David Frost. Later he wrote for The Frost Report and The Two Ronnies and provided material for many top comedians including Les Dawson, Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd and Dick Emery. Apart from his twenty novels, David is best known for his two TV hit series A Bit of a Do and for The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. David Nobbs died in 2015 at the age of eighty.

Review:

Praise for Obstacles to Young Love: 'Painfully hilarious, wonderfully observed and slight sour at the same time.' Guardian 'Thank goodness for David Nobbs! He carries on the comic tradition of P G Wodehouse with this marvellous new book; a sweet and touching love story written with his trademark sly and subversive humour. A perfect antidote to these dark times.' Joanne Harris Praise for David Nobbs's novels: 'Probably our finest post-war comic novelist' Jonathan Coe 'A delicious entertainment, as comic and sharp as they come' Guardian 'The most satisfying novel I have read in years' Express 'A marvellously comic novel' Sunday Times 'One of the most noisily funny books I have ever read' Michael Palin 'Very funny sketches of provincial newspaper life' Sue Townsend 'We should be thankful for the continuing brilliance of David Nobbs ... Going Gently is richly funny and rich in many other ways. Buy it' Mail on Sunday

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

David Nobbs
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800072862870000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.62
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

David Nobbs
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From one of the greatest comedic writers of a generation comes a story of love, faith and taxidermy. Three mighty obstacles threaten the burgeoning love of childhood sweethearts Timothy Pickering and Naomi Walls. They are Steven Venables, a dead curlew and God. 1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood. Timothy s father decides it s time for him to take on the family taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on the stage. Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross - bound by the pull of intoxicating first love. But will their destinies ultimately unite them? Nobbs moves his exceptional comic talent to a new-found depth. Memorable and moving, a tale of love won and love lost. You will never look at the art of taxidermy in the same way again. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007286287

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

David Nobbs
Published by HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. From one of the greatest comedic writers of a generation comes a story of love, faith and taxidermy. Three mighty obstacles threaten the burgeoning love of childhood sweethearts Timothy Pickering and Naomi Walls. They are Steven Venables, a dead curlew and God. 1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood. Timothy s father decides it s time for him to take on the family taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on the stage. Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross - bound by the pull of intoxicating first love. But will their destinies ultimately unite them? Nobbs moves his exceptional comic talent to a new-found depth. Memorable and moving, a tale of love won and love lost. You will never look at the art of taxidermy in the same way again. Bookseller Inventory # AA89780007286287

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

David Nobbs
Published by HarperCollins Publishers India (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BookVistas
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers India, 2010. Softcover. Book Condition: New. From one of the greatest comedic writers of a generation comes a story of love, faith and taxidermy. ?Three mighty obstacles threaten the burgeoning love of childhood sweethearts Timothy Pickering and Naomi Walls. They are Steven Venables, a dead curlew and God.? 1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood. Timothy?s life ambition is to take on his father?s taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on stage. Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross ? bound by the pull of intoxicating first love. But will their destinies ultimately unite them? Nobbs moves his exceptional comic talent to a new-found depth. Memorable and moving, a tale of love won and love lost. You will never look at the art of taxidermy in the same way again. Printed Pages: 432. Bookseller Inventory # 40438

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.52
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

David Nobbs
Published by HarperCollins Publishers India (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
A - Z Books
(New Delhi, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers India, 2010. Softcover. Book Condition: New. From one of the greatest comedic writers of a generation comes a story of love, faith and taxidermy. ‘Three mighty obstacles threaten the burgeoning love of childhood sweethearts Timothy Pickering and Naomi Walls. They are Steven Venables, a dead curlew and God.’ 1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood. Timothy’s life ambition is to take on his father’s taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on stage. Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross â€" bound by the pull of intoxicating first love. But will their destinies ultimately unite them? Nobbs moves his exceptional comic talent to a new-found depth. Memorable and moving, a tale of love won and love lost. You will never look at the art of taxidermy in the same way again. Printed Pages: 432. Bookseller Inventory # 40438

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.66
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

David Nobbs
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Obstacles to Young Love, David Nobbs, From one of the greatest comedic writers of a generation comes a story of love, faith and taxidermy. 'Three mighty obstacles threaten the burgeoning love of childhood sweethearts Timothy Pickering and Naomi Walls. They are Steven Venables, a dead curlew and God.' 1978: Two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood. Timothy's father decides it's time for him to take on the family taxidermy business; while Naomi dreams of a career on the stage. Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross - bound by the pull of intoxicating first love. But will their destinies ultimately unite them? Nobbs moves his exceptional comic talent to a new-found depth. Memorable and moving, a tale of love won and love lost. You will never look at the art of taxidermy in the same way again. Bookseller Inventory # B9780007286287

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

David Nobbs
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FC-9780007286287

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.53
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

David Nobbs
Published by HarperCollins Publishers (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0007286287

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.69
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

DAVID NOBBS
Published by HARPER COLLINS (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780007286287 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0979032

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.25
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Nobbs, David
Published by Harper (2010)
ISBN 10: 0007286287 ISBN 13: 9780007286287
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007286287

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds