Before I Met You

Before I Met You

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London, 1920. Arlette works in Liberty by day, and by night is caughty up in a glamorous whirl of parties, clubs, cocktails and jazz. But when tragedy strikes she flees the city, never to return.

Over half a century later, in the grungy mid-'90s, her graddaughter 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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 592 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 37mm | 405g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099559536
  • 9780099559535
  • 96,395

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"Warm and moving with a nostalgic touch"
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"Beautiful, moving and unputdownable" * Jojo Moyes * "Heartbreakingly good" * Marie Claire * "Must read" * Express * "Warm and moving with a nostalgic touch" * Star * "Lisa Jewell just gets better and better" * Grazia *
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About Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell was born in London. Her first novel, Ralph's Party, was published in 1999. It was the best-selling debut novel of the year. Since then she has published another sixteen novels, most recently a number of dark psychological thrillers, including The Girls and Then She Was Gone (both of which were Richard & Judy Book Club picks). Lisa is a top ten New York Times and number one Sunday Times author who has been published worldwide in over twenty-five languages. She lives in north London with her husband, two daughters, two cats, two guinea pigs and the best dog in the world.
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6,042 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 41% (2,467)
3 24% (1,479)
2 5% (313)
1 2% (117)
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