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A Friend of the Family

by Lisa Jewell

A Friend of the Family Synopsis

The huge bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone and The Girls A stranger in the house can only mean trouble The London family is in crisis. Newly-divorced Tony is fantasizing about someone he shouldn't. Prize-winning writer Sean has a hot new girlfriend, and a dose of writer's block. Meanwhile Ned has just come back from Australia, leaving the girl he went with behind. And now they have a new lodger - a mysterious stranger. But is he the friend this family needs, or a troublemaker they could do without? 'Terrific stuff: touching, funny and sentient' Sunday Times 'Funny and emotionally satisfying' The Times 'A heart-warming page-turner from start to finish' Heat

A Friend of the Family Press Reviews

This book shows Jewell coming into her prime - both funny and emotionally satisfying * The Times * Terrific stuff: touching, funny and sentient * Sunday Times * A heart-warming page-turner from start to finish . . . Quite possibly her best yet * Heat * Jewell's readability and emotional intelligence make her the cream of pop fiction * Glamour * The perfect summer read * Marie Claire * Jewell's light style can be deceptive; her anatomisation of twenty and thirty-something urban relationships is at times uncomfortably keen . . . It's a lot of fun * Daily Mail * This novel will make you feel warm inside * New Woman * Praise for Lisa Jewell * - * Addictively readable * The Times * A joy . . . a fun summer read * Guardian * The best romantic comedy we've read in ages * Company * Tackles serious issues with humour - proving that chick-lit can be intelligent, interesting and huge fun * Sunday Express * A triumph * Hello * Top marks. Fantastic * Heat * Lovely * Daily Telegraph * Moving and intelligent * Independent * Magnetic, unpretentious and bursting with one-liners * Cosmopolitan * Fans of chick-lit will understand when I say that this is a book you simply disappear into * Sunday Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140295979
Publication date: 30th October 2003
Author: Lisa Jewell
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell is in her thirties and was born and raised in north London, where she lives with her husband and their baby girl Amelie Mae. She worked as a secretary before redundancy, a bet and a book deal took her away from all that. She is the author of four huge bestsellers: Ralph's Party, Thirtynothing, One-Hit Wonder, Friend of the Family and most recently Vince & Joy.

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