It's 1985 and Brian Jackson has arrived at university with a burning ambition, to make it onto TV's foremost general knowledge quiz. But no sooner has he embarked on 'The Challenge' than he finds himself falling hopelessly in love with his teammate, the beautiful and charismatic would-be actress Alice Harbinson. When Alice fails to fall for his slightly over-eager charms, Brian comes up with a foolproof plan to capture her heart once and for all. He's going to win the game, at any cost, because, after all, everyone knows that what a woman really wants from a man is a comprehensive grasp of general knowledge.
This is the British Edition of the book. University Challange is a British TV institution and now Starter for 10 by David Nicholls is "A Major Motion picture". Well, over there it might be :-)
Anyway, it's a fun book and it might just take you back to your university days... if you went to a British University in the 1980's