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Lisa Jewell

UK flag (1968 - )

Lisa Jewell was born on 19th July 1968 in Middlesex Hospital in London's West End. Her father Anthony is a Textile Agent and her mother Kay is a secretary. She has two younger sisters, Sacha and Tanya. She was brought up in a strange part of North London called Totteridge, known to some as the Beverly Hills of London, where her neighbours included such luminaries as Micky Most, Des O'Connor and Patti Boulay.

Lisa now lives in Swiss Cottage with her husband and daughter.

Lisa Jewell recommends

Learning to Swim (1998)
Clare Chambers
"A perfect novel."

To Be Someone (2001)
Louise Voss
"Lovingly written and full of of the most moving books about friendship I've ever read."

Odd One Out (2004)
Lissa Evans
"Quirky, clever and incredibly funny... Lissa Evans is the Tom Sharpe for a new generation."
By the Time You Read This
By the Time You Read This (2008)
Lola Jaye
"A lovely, exuberant tearjerker of a book, perfect for curling up with on a wet afternoon."
Class (2008)
(Maggie Adair, book 1)
Jane Beaton
"I have been waiting twenty-five years for someone to write a bloody brilliant boarding school book, stuffed full of unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures and angst - and here it is. Hurrah for Jane Beaton!"

Fly Away Home (2010)
Jennifer Weiner
"A warm-hearted, bittersweat treat. Jennifer Weiner is a class act."

The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs (2011)
Christina Hopkinson
"Utter genius."

What I Did (2011)
Christopher Wakling
"I loved it! Staggeringly good. Terrifyingly good."

The Runaway Actress (2012)
Victoria Connelly
"Sunshine on a rainy day."

His Father's Son (2012)
Tony Black
"Soulful and stunningly written, this reads like a future classic."

The Housekeeper (2017)
Suellen Dainty
"I loved, loved, loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough."

A Dangerous Crossing (2017)
Rachel Rhys
"An exquisite story of love, murder, adventure and dark secrets, Rachel Rhys brings this dangerous crossing brilliantly and beautifully alive."

Tattletale (2017)
Sarah J Naughton
"A gripping thriller. Delivers suspense, twists and sharp writing."
The Summer Of Impossible Things (2017)
Rowan Coleman
"Spine-tinglingly beautiful. Prepare to lose your heart."

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