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Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell
  

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Before I Met You by Lisa Jewell

London, 1920. Arlette works in Liberty by day, and by night is caughty up in a glamorous whirl of parties, clubs, cocktails and jazz. But when tragedy strikes she flees the city, never to return. Over half a century later, in the grungy mid-'90s, her granddaughter Betty arrives in London. She can't wait to begin her new life. But before she can do so, she must find the mysterious woman named in her grandmother's will. What she doesn't know is that her search will uncover the heartbreaking secret that changed her grandmother's life, and might also change hers for ever...

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Beautiful, moving and unputdownable Jojo Moyes Heartbreakingly good Marie Claire Must read Express Warm and moving with a nostalgic touch Star Lisa Jewell just gets better and better Grazia


About the Author

Lisa Jewell

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

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Publication date

9th May 2013

Author

Lisa Jewell

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Author's Website

www.lisa-jewell.co.uk/

Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099559535

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