A Friend of the Family

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Penguin Adult, 2004 - Fiction - 432 pages

The huge bestseller from the author of Then She Was Gone and The Girls

A stranger in the house can only mean trouble

The London family is in crisis.

Newly-divorced Tony is fantasizing about someone he shouldn't.

Prize-winning writer Sean has a hot new girlfriend, and a dose of writer's block.

Their brother Ned has just come back from Australia, leaving his girlfriend behind.

And now they have a new lodger - a mysterious stranger.

But is he the friend this family needs, or a troublemaker they could do without?

'Terrific stuff: touching, funny and sentient' Sunday Times

'Funny and emotionally satisfying' The Times

'A heart-warming page-turner from start to finish' Heat

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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 is in her thirties and was born and raised in north London, where she lives with her husband and their baby girl Amelie Mae. She worked as a secretary before redundancy, a bet and a book deal took her away from all that. She is the author of four huge bestsellers: Ralph s Party, Thirtynothing, One-Hit Wonder, Friend of the Family and most recently Vince & Joy.

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