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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.
Eleven years ago, Jem Catterick and Ralph McLeary fell in love. They thought it would be for ever, that they'd found their happy ending. Then two became four, a flat became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn't quite so simple any more. Now the unimaginable has happened. Two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart - Ralph is standing on the sidelines, and Jem is losing herself. Something has to change. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become dangerously distracted - but maybe it's not too late to recapture happily ever after ...
A gripping examination of all the difficulties a modern couple can face ... Well written and compelling Daily Mail I can't get enough of Lisa Jewell's books - they're so moreish! -- Camilla Kerslake News of the World Poignant and heart-wrenching, it's a wonderful insight into what can happen when the fairytale finally ends The Sun Pretty damn good ... Jewell stands out, providing insightful character studies ... and she is so readable - you can fall into After the Party as you would a particularly soft settee Time Out, Paperback Pick, 4 stars Lisa's heartfelt writing and raw, honest storytelling makes for an emotional, funny and heartbreaking journey ... but there is a glimmer of hope. Can Jem and Ralph find their way back to happiness? 5 stars heat
Publication date: 14/04/2011
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
|Publication date:||14th April 2011|
|Publisher:||Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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 ...More About Lisa Jewell