First Dates
Fred Sirieix

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Narrated By: Brian Protheroe, Cici Coleman, Fred Sirieix, Joanna Ruiz, Kristin Atherton, Laura Tott, Merlin Griffiths, Nigel Pilkington, Roy McMillan, Sam Conrad, Sophie Aldred

Duration: 4 hours and 38 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents, unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of First Date: The Art of Love by Fred Sirieix, read by Fred Sirieix and stars from the show.

'There's someone out there for all of us...'

First Dates, Channel 4's runaway hit TV show, has captured the hearts of the nation. Each week millions of us cosy up on our sofas to watch nervous singletons arrive in the restaurant in the hope of finding love.

Now Fred Sirieix, the insatiably charming Maître'd of the First Dates restaurant, is here to help all of us - whether we're on a quest to find 'the one', or simply want to discover more about how to connect with someone and sustain the magic. With his unique take on romance, Fred reveals his recipe for a perfect date, and hopefully a perfect match.

This beguiling book brings the First Dates world to the page: all the heart-warming twists and turns of the most awkward meal of the daters' lives, the larger-than-life characters we have grown to love, and the timeless wisdom of Fred and his team. They share their match-making secrets: from breaking the ice to dealing with surprises and getting to grips with the rules of attraction, along with all the toe-curling moments and across-the-table triumphs as couples seek to find The One.

This is First Dates. This is The Art of Love.


Dating, relationships, living together & marriage: advice, TV tie-in humour

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First Dates is such a breath of fresh air [...] it's difficult to watch an episode without welling up

The Guardian

The vicarious joy of this perfect observational dating show is quite irresistible [...] there is nothing more cockles-warming than First Dates. It's the closest you'll get to spying on the mating ritual from the safety of a hide

The Guardian

[First Dates] is just as slick and classy as ever, with that warmth and humour that makes Gogglebox so popular