win prizes rebus 30th anniversary
Search our site
Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell Read the opening extract of the brand new Bernard Cornwell book before its publication on 19/10/2017

Lisa Jewell Book and Novel

Lisa Jewell - Author


Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact, she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph’s Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998. Twelve bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes every day in a local cafe where she can drink coffee, people-watch, and, without access to the internet, actually get some work done.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Lisa Jewell by Mary Hogarth.

Photograph © Stephen Simpson/FPG

If you like Lisa Jewell you might also like to read books by Fiona Neill, Jane Green and Daisy Waugh.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Reader Reviewed Then She Was Gone
Lisa Jewell
August 2017 Book of the Month THEN - She was fifteen, her mother's golden girl. She had her whole life ahead of her. And then, in the blink of an eye, Ellie was gone. NOW - it's been ten years...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Reader Reviewed I Found You
Lisa Jewell
March 2017 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet another page-turner as she delves into the darker corners of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017
I Found You by Lisa Jewell
Reader Reviewed I Found You
Lisa Jewell
One of our Books of the Year 2016. August 2016 Book of the Month. A tale of lost memories and hidden secrets but will the truth destroy or heal? Lisa Jewell returns with yet another page-turner...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2016
The Girls by Lisa Jewell
The Girls
Lisa Jewell
May 2016 Book of the Month. A captivating and deeply dark family drama and mystery, set in the midst of a London communal garden square. ‘The Girls’ begins as a party is ending, a thirteen year...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2016
The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
The Third Wife
Lisa Jewell
It is when the third wife is killed that Adrian at last has a long hard look at his life. He has five kids, two from the first marriage, three from the second. It is when his eldest son...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/04/2015
The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
The House We Grew Up In
Lisa Jewell
An unusual tale for this author. She is good at family relationships and indeed this tale centres on that but despite outward appearances this family is not happy. Mother is a compulsive hoarder and how her obsession eventually breaks this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell
The Third Wife
Lisa Jewell
It is when the third wife is killed that Adrian at last has a long hard look at his life. He has five kids, two from the first marriage, three from the second. It is when his eldest son...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
After the Party by Lisa Jewell
After the Party
Lisa Jewell
Poignant and heart-wrenching insight into a modern relationship that goes wrong through the lives of characters you really care about. By turns funny and sad but throughout utterly gripping and well written.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/04/2011
Vince and Joy by Lisa Jewell
Vince and Joy
Lisa Jewell
Underlying the comic writing and astute observations of this lovely book is a seam of sadness that made me ponder on how difficult it is to find the perfect partner and how life, as we bumble along, can so often...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 04/08/2005

Loading other books by Lisa Jewell...


Author Info

Author's Website

lisa-jewell.co.uk/

Author's Facebook

Find Lisa Jewell on Facebook

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Author's Blog

lisa-jewell.co.uk/category/...

Did you know

At Lovereading you can download and read an Opening Extract and an online review of books by Lisa Jewell and hundreds of other authors.

Author 'Like for Like' recommendations


My horizons have been broadened by some of the books I have been lucky to review and I expect it to be no different in the future.

Daran Bellingham

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

Hooked on books? Give Lovereading a go - for the chance to discover brilliant books, and to see why our members love it so.

Claire Hill

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

Lovereading is a wonderful way to expand my literary horizons, discover inspiring authors & get the chance to read new novels first. #loveit

Zarina de Ruiter

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

With literary excellence, humour and drama, Lovereading's got value and is a real stress-calmer!

Siobhan McDowell

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools