After the Party

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Arrow Books, 2011 - 528 pages
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It's eleven years since Jem Catterick and Ralph McLeary first got together. They thought it would be for ever, that they'd found their happy ending. As everyone agreed, they were the perfect couple.

Then two became four, a flat became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in. And they soon found that life wasn't quite so simple any more. But through it all Jem and Ralph still loved each other, of course they did.

Now the unimaginable has happened. Two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart. And in the chaos of family life Ralph feels more and more as if he's standing on the sidelines, and Jem that she's losing herself. Something has to change. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become momentarily distracted - but maybe it's not too late to recapture happily ever after ...

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User Review  - agnesmack - LibraryThing

After the Party is a sequel, and I suppose it’s possible that if I’d read the first one, I would have enjoyed this more – but I find it unlikely. There really wasn’t much for me to like here. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - booksintheburbs - LibraryThing

Because I did not read Ralph’ Party first, which is the prequel to this book, I did not know the characters as well as those who did read the first book. While this book can definitely be a stand ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby's High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph's Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998.

Thirteen bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes every day in a local caf where she can drink coffee, people-watch and, without access to the internet, actually get some work done . . .

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