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Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle


Brand New Friend by Mike Gayle

'Funny and well-observed, this is another sure-fire hit' Heat When Rob's girlfriend asks him to leave London and live with her in Manchester not only will it mean moving cities, it'll also mean leaving behind his best mate in the entire world. Believing that love conquers all and convinced of his ability to make new friends, Rob takes the plunge. Six months in, and yet to find so much as a regular drinking buddy, Rob realises that sometimes making friends in your thirties can be the hardest thing to do. With drastic action needed, his girlfriend puts an ad in the classifieds for him. Three excruciatingly embarrassing bloke dates later, Rob begins to truly despair. Until his luck changes . . . There's just one problem. Apart from knowing less than nothing about music trivia, football, and the vital statistics of supermodels, Rob's new friend has one huge flaw . . . She's a girl.


'Mike Gayle's written about it all' * Select Living * 'A warm, funny tale of friendships between men and women and how they will never work' * Easy Living * 'Funny and well-observed, this is another sure-fire hit.' * Heat * 'More insights into the male psyche... fans will love it' * Cosmopolitan * 'Funny and well observed, this is the perfect summer read'. * Sunday Express *'

About the Author

Previously an Agony Uncle, Mike Gayle is a freelance journalist who has contributed to a variety of magazines including FHM, Sunday Times, Style and Cosmopolitan. He is the author of eight previous bestselling novels. He has been selected for the 2011 Quick Read programme and been a judge for the Prince Maurice literary love story award 2010.

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Publication date

22nd May 2006


Mike Gayle

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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


352 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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