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Elizabeth Noble - Author

About the Author

Elizabeth Noble lives in New York and Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Her six previous novels, The Reading Group, The Friendship Test (formerly published as The Tenko Club), Alphabet Weekends, Things I Want My Daughters to Know, The Girl Next Door and The Way We Were, were all Sunday Times bestsellers, with The Reading Group reaching Number One.

Featured books by Elizabeth Noble

The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

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Other books by Elizabeth Noble

Tethered Pair

Tethered Pair

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/11/2014

Electric Candle

Electric Candle

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2014

Together Bound

Together Bound

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2013

Chained Hearts

Chained Hearts

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2013

Collared Souls

Collared Souls

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2013

Marked Yours

Marked Yours

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2013

For the Long Run

For the Long Run

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/09/2012

Between a Mother and her Child

Between a Mother and her Child

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2012

Elizabeth Noble, the No. 1 bestselling author of Things I Want My Daughters to Know and The Reading Group, takes a look at relationships within families in her heartbreaking novel Between a Mother and her Child. For Maggie and Bill it was love at first sight . . . One impulsive wedding later and with the arrival of three perfect children, Jake, Aly and Stan, the Barrett family seem to have it all. Until the day their world stops turning. When Jake dies suddenly, they're swept away on a tide of grief that fractures Maggie and Bill's marriage. She and the children are left clinging to the wreckage of their family. And they need help, because in her grief Maggie is in danger of losing Aly and Stan too. Enter Kate, housekeeper, companion and shoulder to cry on. She's here to pick up the pieces and fix what isn't completely broken. But can Maggie trust Kate? And why is Kate so keen to help? When Bill falls for another woman, Maggie realizes she will have to fight to put her family back together - but will they still want her? Let the storytelling magic of Elizabeth Noble capture your heart in Between a Mother and her Child. Praise for Elizabeth Noble: 'Tissues are essential. You'll ricochet between delicately watering eyes at the romance of it all and howling sobs at the unbearable tenderness' Heat 'It would be a hard heart indeed that remained unmoved... the tender feelings that Noble engenders in her readers are to be cherished' Daily Express Elizabeth Noble lives in New York and Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Her six previous novels, The Reading Group, The Friendship Test (formerly published as The Tenko Club), Alphabet Weekends, Things I Want My Daughters to Know, The Girl Next Door and The Way We Were, were all Sunday Times bestsellers, with The Reading Group reaching Number One.

The Way We Were

The Way We Were

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

ebook of the month
Alphabet Weekends

Alphabet Weekends

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/02/2010

The ultimate romantic comedy from the Number One bestseller Natalie and her sisters have known Tom and his family forever. They climbed trees together, scraped knees on the same pavements and, in taking shared steps towards adulthood, shaped bonds that would last a lifetime. So when Natalie's long-term love walks out on her, Tom's is the much-needed shoulder she cries on. And Tom dreams up an ingenious way to dry her tears: a series of Alphabet Weekends - starting with A for Abseiling - to make her forget the heartache and, he hopes, to make her see what's been staring her in the face all these years. His genuine love for her. But as they tumble from A to Z, their families and friends face broken hearts and tragedies of their own. Can the Alphabet Weekends unlock love in all its many and wonderful guises? And not just for Natalie and Tom, but for everyone they care about?

The Reading Group

The Reading Group

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2010

The Sunday Times Number One bestseller A New Year. A New Page. A New Reading Group. Five women meet for their first reading group, little realising this social gathering over books and glasses of wine might see them share more than literary debate ... and will, in fact, take each of them to places they'd never imagined. Harriet and Nicole are the ringleaders, best friends who can't quite admit - to themselves or one other - they might be trapped in loveless marriages. While Polly, a determined single mum, finds herself tipped off course by an unexpected proposal. Susan, usually so carefree and happy, is forced to face a shattering reality and Clare, quiet and mysterious, plainly has more on her mind than next week's book choice. Over the coming year their worlds will intertwine in delightful, unexpected and surprising ways. Stories will be re-written as dreams are made and broken, but through it all they'll have the Reading Group, with friendship, tears and laughter featuring in every chapter of their lives.

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2009

An outstanding tear-jerker that will break your heart - from the Number One bestselling author of The Reading Group and Things I Want My Daughters to Know What makes a house a home? For Eve Gallagher, home is miles away in England since she and her husband relocated to an apartment building on New York's Upper East Side. And life isn't remotely coming up roses. What makes a neighbour a friend? Violet has lived in the building for decades but she's always kept herself apart, until Eve's loneliness touches her heart and friendship blossoms. What makes a wife a lover? Jason Kramer in Apartment 6A is no longer sure he loves his wife, but he's head-over-heels for Rachael Schulman in 6B. What makes the girl next door the woman of your dreams? Meeting Emily Mikanowski from 3A turns Trip Grayling's world upside down. It's love at first sight, but he needs help from Charlotte, the shy romance addict in 2A, if he's going to win the girl. Dreams come true, hearts are broken and no one is left unchanged when the secrets and desires hidden behind closed doors are finally brought into the light. 'A wonderfully well-written book, full of emotion' Daily Mail 'We loved it . . . we were totally hooked wondering what twists were coming next' Heat 'This emotional read it full of fascinating characters you'll miss once the final page is turned' Bella

The World of the Stonors A Gentry Society

The World of the Stonors A Gentry Society

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2009

The Stonor letters and papers are second in quantity only to the Paston letters. Nevertheless, while studies of the parvenu Pastons of Norfolk abound, no historian has used the Stonor archive to write about this significantly longer-established gentry family from Oxfordshire, despite the fact that their letters and papers have been available in print since the early twentieth century and have been recently re-issued. This present study helps to rectify that oversight. It argues that lineage, land and lordship were crucial elements in the Stonors' world, both materially and culturally, providing them with status and identity. They asserted their gentle lineage using a range of symbolic and other means, but did not neglect the more mundane management of their scattered lands. Ties of lordship with the influential helped them to retain these lands, and it is clear that the Stonors worked hard to foster relationships with kin and neighbours: indeed, their letters and papers allow us a far more extensive yet intimate view of all these social ties [extending over several counties] than is usually possible for the gentry. Dr ELIZABETH NOBLE teaches in the School of the Humanities, University of New England, New South Wales.

Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2008

The heartbreaking classic from the Number One bestselling author. How would you say goodbye to those you love most in the world? Barbara must say a final farewell to her four daughters. But how can she find the words? And how can she leave them when they each have so much growing up to do? There's commitment-phobic Lisa. Brittle, unhappily married Jennifer. Free-spirited traveller Amanda. And teenage Hannah, stumbling her way towards adulthood. Barbara's answer is to write each daughter a letter, finally expressing the hopes, fears, dreams and secrets she couldn't always voice. These words will touch the girls in different - sometimes shocking - ways, unlocking emotions and passions to set them on their own journey of discovery through life. 'Enchantingly clever. I cried, I laughed, I couldn't put it down' Penny Vincenzi 'Honest and beautifully written' Woman & Home 'Irresistible' Glamour

The Tenko Club

The Tenko Club

Author: Elizabeth Noble Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2005

Club Rules Men, children, work, shopping, wine and chocolate. Important, but not AS important. When they need you, you are there. No giving up. Members Freddie, Tamsin, Reagan and Sarah They meet at university in the heady days of the 80s: four women with little in common but an eagerness to live life to the full. And over romantic crises, long gossipy nights and too many bottles of wine, they form the Tenko club and swear they'll always be there for each other. Life Membership Twenty years later, that promise is put to the test.