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Before I Met You

By: Lisa Jewell
Narrated by: Imogen Church, Sofia Greenacre
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London, 1920. Arlette works in Liberty by day and by night is caught up in a glamorous whirl of parties, clubs, cocktails and jazz. But when tragedy strikes she flees the city, never to return.

More than half a century later, in the grungy mid-'90s, her granddaughter Betty arrives in London.

She can't wait to begin her new life. But before she can do so, she must find the mysterious woman named in her grandmother's will.

What she doesn't know is that her search will uncover the heartbreaking secret that changed her grandmother's life and might also change hers for ever.... 

©2012 Lisa Jewell (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Great plot

I really enjoyed the twists and subplots in this book. The characters were bought to life by a great narration. I recommend this audio book for a wide female audience

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Wonderful story

I loved this book. Such a lovely story, beautifully written. Lisa’s descriptions of both post war London and 1995 Soho were so vivid - it was like I was there. And her characters became part of my life. So much so that when I wasn’t reading I was thinking “I wonder how Betty is getting on in London?” That’s a sign of a great book!

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Beautiful Story of Parallel lives

What a lovely tale of parallel lives from the 1920’s and 1990’s.
Expertly interwoven and beautifully read.
Makes you appreciate your grandparents and think of them as young and carefree not old and frail.
Lisa Jewell has done it again
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Different but still great

The narrator was amazing. Love how she changed her accents for the different characters. very easy listening

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fantastic story

It was a bit slow to start but once it got going you get wrapped up with the characters. Both narrators were excellent 👌

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Loved it so much

So many Lisa Jewell’s books are amazing, this one was one of my favourites- loved it big time

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Not the usual Jewell page turner

Oh dear. Essentially a very superficial story, with plenty of shallow characters.

The whole pop star nonsense was just that. The Dom whoever character fulfilled that whole super-rich celebrity trope and was only marginally less annoying than the supposedly beautiful Betty.

I forced myself to finish, but the effort wasn’t worth it.

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Slow

Not as good as Lisa’s other stories. Try a different title and save your credit!

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