Ralph's Party

Ralph's Party

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Meet the residents of 31 Almanac Road ...Ralph and Smith are flatmates and best mates - until, that is, the gorgeous Jemima moves in. And suddenly they're bickering about a lot more than who drank the last beer. Of course, Jem knows that one of them is the man for her - but is it Ralph or Smith? Upstairs, Karl and Siobhan have been happily unmarried for fifteen years - until, that is, Cheri moves into the flat above theirs. Cheri's got her eye on Karl and doesn't see why she should let a little thing like his girlfriend stand in her way ...Sooner or later its all got to come to a head - and what better place for tears and laughter, break ups and make ups than Ralph's party?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 014027927X
  • 9780140279276
  • 103,485

Review Text

Set in a house of converted flats in London, this is thirty-something light reading with real heart and depth. A new girl moves into the basement flat, coming between old friends. The happy couple in the middle flat are also divided, and the It Girl upstairs is at least partly to blame. The residents' wildly different lives all cross in unexpected ways, throwing up sparks whenever they do. The party where they are finally all gathered in one room is absolutely explosive, a pay off of all the storylines that have played up to this point. Jewell has produced a gem of a story, with genuinely original and credible characters, who all have valid, interesting social observations to make. These neighbours will be with you long after the party is over. (Kirkus UK)show more

About Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell is in her thirties and was born and raised in north London, where she lives with her husband and their baby girl Amelie Mae. She worked as a secretary before redundancy, a bet and a book deal took her away from all that. She is the author of four huge bestsellers: Ralph's Party, Thirtynothing, One-Hit Wonder, Friend of the Family and most recently Vince & Joy.show more

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8,005 ratings
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4 33% (2,624)
3 31% (2,493)
2 10% (822)
1 4% (307)
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