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Meet the Londons, a family in need of a friend....

Gerry and Bernie London are proud parents of Tony, Sean and Ned, three wayward lads whose lives have suddenly reached crisis points.

Newly divorced Tony is fantasising about someone he really shouldn't. Prize-winning novelist Sean's got a hot new girlfriend and a dose of writer's block. Ned's just back from Australia, without the girl he took with him - or a clue what he's going to do with his life.

If that wasn't enough for one household, the Londons also have a new lodger - a mysterious rockabilly called Gervase. Will he turn out to be a friend - or foe - to the family?

©2003 Lisa Jewell (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Excellent book again

Could not put it down read in a week surprisingly emotional and real must read

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  • Karen Innes
  • 11-12-2020

Very disappointed!

I’m still waiting on something to happen, not the usual standard we get from Lisa Jewell. I’m surprised it got published tbh. I had this book on pre-order and I’ve really enjoyed all of her previous books, so was really disappointed with this. Don’t waste your time or credit 😐

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  • Miss JM Collier
  • 10-12-2020

Disappointing in every way!

There is no real plot to this story. Some of the characters are really annoying, and frankly none of them are interesting enough to waste an audible credit on! I normally enjoy Lisa Jewell books, but on this occasion she’s lost her way and I just can’t recommend.

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  • Reikisue
  • 05-02-2021

Not her best

I’ve read/ listened to a number of Lisa Jewell’s books and up until the last few found them to be excellent. This is far from excellent. Although the story itself has promise it is ruined by poor narration (Especially the male voices) and horrible, unlikeable characters. The three sons lack any personality or backbone, Millie is just a pain and I couldn’t work out if it was the way it was written or the way the narrator spoke her lines. Probably both.
I persevered as I didn’t mind the story itself but it could have been so much better. Perhaps I should have read on kindle.

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  • Sue
  • 25-03-2021

An enjoyable story if rather predictable

Love Lisa Jewell’s descriptive text even if this story is fairly predictable the characters are brought to life, thank you for an enjoyable read. Narrator very good too.

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  • katie cullen
  • 24-03-2021

love it

another fantastic book, you wondered how this one was gonna go but works out perfectly

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-01-2021

Another brilliant read

This is the 7th Lisa Jewell book I have read. I have enjoyed everyone...this was another great read. Looking forward to starting on my next one.

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