Lisa Jewell


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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 Pengui
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Then She Was Gone

4.16 avg rating — 29,350 ratings — published 2018 — 24 editions
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I Found You

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The House We Grew Up In

3.88 avg rating — 18,643 ratings — published 2013 — 23 editions
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The Girls in the Garden

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Ralph's Party (Ralph's Part...

3.59 avg rating — 8,881 ratings — published 1999 — 32 editions
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Thirtynothing

3.58 avg rating — 7,316 ratings — published 2000 — 27 editions
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The Truth About Melody Browne

3.85 avg rating — 6,716 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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The Third Wife

3.61 avg rating — 5,937 ratings — published 2014 — 18 editions
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Before I Met You

3.88 avg rating — 4,181 ratings — published 2012 — 14 editions
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The Making of Us

3.77 avg rating — 3,778 ratings — published 2011 — 19 editions
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"It's not very often that a book almost reduces me to tears but the ending of this heart strings pulling story was just so heart breakingly sad for a couple of reasons.

Ten years ago Laurel`s fifteen year old daughter Ellie went to the library to st..." Read more of this review »
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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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“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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“I loved her more than she loved me, that was the problem. A basic imbalance. Relationships like that never last, however hard you try. And now she's pregnant and in love with a man who'll never love her the way she loves him. It's a series of vicious circles, and the only way to stop it is to find someone who loves you the same. No power struggle. No insecurities. Just friendship. Because you can never be friends with someone if you love them too much.”
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