After the Party

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Random House, Apr 1, 2011 - Spouses - 512 pages
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Eleven years ago, Jem and Ralph fell in love. They thought it would be for ever, that they‚e(tm)d found their happy ending.

Then two became four, a flat became a house. Romantic nights out became sleepless nights in.

And they soon found that life wasn‚e(tm)t quite so simple any more.

Now two people who were so right together are starting to drift apart. As they try to find a way back to each other, back to what they once had, they both become dangerously distracted.

But maybe it‚e(tm)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‚e(tm)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‚e(tm)s Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998.

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

Get to know Lisa by joining the official facebook page at or by following her on Twitter @lisajewelluk. And visit her website at

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