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With a Friend Like You by Fanny Blake
  

With a Friend Like You

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An excellent read with a great plot underlining that however well you know your friends there are still secrets that need to be kept. This features two very close families, each lot best friends with the others. The wives have a row, the husbands try to patch it up, the kids make it worse, all highly intriguing. The skeletons start tumbling out of the cupboard and life gets complicated. This is a highly absorbing tale. She is a great author for the slightly older woman.

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With a Friend Like You by Fanny Blake

Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen work space. And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laugher, tears and true understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Because that's what friends do, isn't it? But when Beth's daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there's everything to play for. All's fair in love and war...With her wisdom, insight and wicked humour, Fanny Blake shines a light on to female friendships, in this delicious tale of two so-called best friends.

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Fanny Blake has the gift of creating wonderful page turners from very domestic situations; and then making them warm and funny as well -- Penny Vincenzi A very enjoyable read, with a great pair of female leads ... Blake really is an expert on how women think, and this is what makes this book rather special. BOOKWORM INK A fascinating look at the deconstruction of women's friendships ... Blake is a gifted writer and a perceptive storyteller making this novel a thoroughly assured read. Jade Craddock, WE LOVE THIS BOOK [A] great choice for women to read, relate to, laugh and enjoy at the same time. CHICKLIT PAD This a brilliant, very complex story with many threads, many twists and turns and unexpected situations dropped at you without warning ... Highly recommended! ON MY BOOKSHELF It may well leave you reflecting on your own friendships and on family relationships and being there for your own children, so realistic are the people and events. You won't regret reading this! SHAZ'S BOOK BLOG Fanny Blake's beat is middle-aged, middle-class family life gone wrong and here's her best one yet ... Wryly perceptive, excellently plotted, packed with telling lifestyle detail and especially good on the monumental selfishness of teenagers -- Wendy Holden DAILY MAIL I love the way Fanny Blake proves that women just become more and more fascinating -- Adele Parks A deliciously witty look at female friendship EXPRESS Former publisher Fanny Blake has really developed a niche with her focus on women in mid-life, and female friendship and With A Friend Like You she offers a thoughtfully considered conundrum on the meaning, expectations and morals of being a friend ... Blake is a gifted writer and a perceptive storyteller making this novel a thoroughly assured read WE LOVE THIS BOOK A great read Sunday Express The twists will tantalise until the big shock on the very last page WOMAN Female friendship comes under the microscope ... a fabulous page-turner. PRIMA Loved With A Friend Like You by Fanny Blake - an acutely observed look at friendship and family and the complicated dynamics of them both. -- TAMAR COHEN, Author of The Mistresses Revenge You won't regret reading this! SHAZ'S BOOK BLOG A truly brilliant story of friendship and family BOOK BOOKSHELF CENTRAL I love the way Fanny Blake proves that women just become more and more fascinating -- Adele Parks


About the Author

Fanny Blake

Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She has written various non-fiction titles, acted as ghost writer for a number of celebrities, and is also Books Editor of Woman & Home magazine. What Women Want is her first novel.

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Publication date

14th August 2014

Author

Fanny Blake

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback
368 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Romantic Fiction
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ISBN

9781409128502

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