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Brand New Friend

by Mike Gayle

Brand New Friend Synopsis

'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.

Brand New Friend Press Reviews

'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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340825402
Publication date: 22nd May 2006
Author: Mike Gayle
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Mike Gayle

Mike Gayle was born and raised in Birmingham. After graduating from Salford University with a degree in Sociology, he moved to London to pursue a career in journalism and worked as a Features Editor and agony uncle. He has written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, the Guardian and Cosmopolitan. Mike became a full time novelist in 1997 following the publication of his Sunday Times top ten bestseller My Legendary Girlfriend, which was hailed by the Independent as 'full of belly laughs and painfully acute observations,' and by The Times as 'a funny, frank account of a ...

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