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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 throw you in the wrong direction. Lisa beautifully touches the nerves of modern living, she is very good.
Comparison: Chris Manby, Carmen Reid, Marian Keyes.
Similar this month: Wendy Holden, Melissa Hill.
Remember having sex for the very first time?
Remember thinking: this is The One?
Remember life getting in the way…?
For Vince and Joy, finding your destiny is easy.
Following it, isn’t…
From teenage love in an eighties holiday park to flatshares, relationships, career crises and children, Vince & Joy is the unforgettable story of two lives lived separately but forever entwined; and asks the question: how do you know when something is really meant to be?
Publication date: 04/08/2005
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||4th August 2005|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|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