Lisa Jewell Bibliography Definition

Lisa Jewell

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in London, The United Kingdom





Lisa was born in London in 1968. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a textile agent and she was brought up in the northernmost reaches of London with her two younger sisters. She was educated at a Catholic girls’ Grammar school in Finchley. After leaving school at sixteen she spent two years at Barnet College doing an arts foundation course and then two years at Epsom School of Art & Design studying Fashion Illustration and Communication.

She worked for the fashion chain Warehouse for three years as a PR assistant and then for Thomas Pink, the Jermyn Street shirt company for four years as a receptionist and PA. She started her first novel, Ralph’s Party, for a bet in 1996. She finished it in 1997 and it was published by PenguiLisa was born in London in 1968. Her mother was a secretary and her father was a textile agent and she was brought up in the northernmost reaches of London with her two younger sisters. She was educated at a Catholic girls’ Grammar school in Finchley. After leaving school at sixteen she spent two years at Barnet College doing an arts foundation course and then two years at Epsom School of Art & Design studying Fashion Illustration and Communication.

She worked for the fashion chain Warehouse for three years as a PR assistant and then for Thomas Pink, the Jermyn Street shirt company for four years as a receptionist and PA. She started her first novel, Ralph’s Party, for a bet in 1996. She finished it in 1997 and it was published by Penguin books in May 1998. It went on to become the best-selling debut novel of that year.

She has since written a further nine novels, as is currently at work on her eleventh.

She now lives in an innermost part of north London with her husband Jascha, an IT consultant, her daughters, Amelie and Evie and her silver tabbies, Jack and Milly.


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The House We Grew Up In
3.88 avg rating — 17,220 ratings — published 2013 — 22 editions
I Found You
4.01 avg rating — 14,546 ratings — published 2016 — 24 editions
The Girls in the Garden
3.59 avg rating — 13,338 ratings — published 2015 — 19 editions
Ralph's Party (Ralph's Party #1)
3.59 avg rating — 8,647 ratings — published 1999 — 32 editions
Thirtynothing
3.58 avg rating — 7,079 ratings — published 2000 — 26 editions
The Truth About Melody Browne
3.84 avg rating — 6,403 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
The Third Wife
3.61 avg rating — 5,103 ratings — published 2014 — 7 editions
Then She Was Gone
4.38 avg rating — 4,897 ratings — published 2017 — 17 editions
Before I Met You
3.87 avg rating — 3,910 ratings — published 2012 — 12 editions
Vince and Joy
3.72 avg rating — 3,056 ratings — published 2005 — 25 editions
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Lisa Jewell (born 19 July 1968, Middlesex Hospital, London, England) is a British author of popular fiction. Her books include Ralph's Party, Thirtynothing, After The Party, a sequel to Ralph's Party,[1] and most recently The House We Grew Up In and The Girls .[2]

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She was educated at St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School in Finchley, north London, leaving school after one day in the sixth form to do an art foundation course at Barnet College followed by a diploma in fashion illustration at Epsom School of Art & Design.

She worked in fashion retail for several years, namely Warehouse and Thomas Pink.[3]

After being made redundant, Jewell accepted a challenge from her friend to write three chapters of a novel in exchange for dinner at her favourite restaurant. Those three chapters were eventually developed into Jewell's debut novelRalph's Party, which then became the UK's bestselling debut novel in 1999.[4][5]

Jewell is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today, and in 2008 was awarded the Melissa Nathan Award For Comedy Romance for her novel 31 Dream Street.[6]

She currently lives in Swiss Cottage, London with her husband Jascha, and daughters Amelie Mae (born 2003) and Evie Scarlett (born 2007).[3]

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