A Friend of the Family

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Penguin Publishing Group, 2004 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Brothers Tony, Sean, and Ned had the perfect upbringing, but now that they are grown up, real life is 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. Their parents have a new lodger, Gervase—why is Bernie, their mother, so keen to give this unsavory waif a home? And what is the real reason for kid brother Ned's surprise return from his travels in Australia?

A Friend of the Family is a hilarious, dead-on-target story from the bestselling author of Thirtynothing and Ralph's Party.

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User Review  - StoryB - LibraryThing

In this book, three brothers are the main characters. The youngest has returned home from Australia, the middle has just had his first book published with great success but he's battling to write a ... Read full review

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A book about the lives of the London family and a mysterious 'friend of the family' who comes to stay with them, thereby revealing psychic powers. I think the 'friend of the family' is really a ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Lisa Jewell worked in fashion and public relations, among other fields, before writing her first novel, Ralph's Party, which became an international bestseller, and which is available in a Plume edition. She lives in London with her (brand-new) husband and their cat.

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