Brothers Tony, Sean and Ned had the perfect upbringing. They adore their parents and actually look forward to coming home for Sunday lunch. But now they've grown up and real life's starting to get in the way.
Tony's dealing with divorce and a weight problem. Novelist Sean is up against a serious case of writer's block and a shock announcement from his 'perfect' new girlfriend. And their parents have a new lodger, Gervase.
Buy why is Bernie, their mum, so keen to give this unsavoury waif a home? And what is the real reason for kid brother Ned's surprise return from his travels in Australia?
About the Author
Lisa Jewell was born and raised in north London, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Her first novel, Ralph's Party, was the bestselling debut of 1999. She is also the author of Thirtynothing, One-Hit Wonder, Vince & Joy, A Friend of the Family and 31 Dream Street, all of which have been Sunday Times bestsellers.
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 *
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 12th February 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1