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Lisa Jewell

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Lisa was born in London in 1968. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a textile agent and she was brought up in the northernmost reaches of London with her two younger sisters. She was educated at a Catholic girls’ Grammar school in Finchley. After leaving school at sixteen she spent two years at Barnet College doing an arts foundation course and then two years at Epsom School of Art & Design studying Fashion Illustration and Communication.

She worked for the fashion chain Warehouse for three years as a PR assistant and then for Thomas Pink, the Jermyn Street shirt company for four years as a receptionist and PA. She started her first novel, Ralph’s Party, for a bet in 1996. She finished it in 1997 and it was published by Penguin bo
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Poppy’s hands fall on to the book. ‘Stories’, she says, ‘are the only thing in this world that are real. Everything else is just a dream.’
I could go really deep here. I mean this is pretty deep. The older I’ve got the more I’ve come to the conclusion that there’s no point to anything. Everything is a big fat nothing. A rose in full bloom is only beautiful because our chemical and neurological make up tell us it is so. A lion does not find it beautiful. An alien might find it repellant. It’s only perceived to be beautiful and thus important because it makes us peculiar and aberrative creatures known as human beings feel good when we look upon it. Without our gaze it is irrelevant. I used to think that ‘everything happens for a ...more
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“When I read a book it feels like real life and when I put the book down it's like I go back into the dream.”
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“It's the people who seem weak who are always suprisingly strong, and the ones who seem strong who are unexpectledly weak.”
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“Friends can be a pain. They can be demanding and hard work. But maybe that's because they're the wrong friends. I read a quote once, can't remember who by, but they said that your friends aren't necessarily the people you like best, they're just the people who got there first.”
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