by Lisa Jewell
Category: Fiction / General
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 7 September 2000
Number of pages: 448
Nadine and Dig are 30, best friends, each with flats, cars and great jobs. But they are having trouble getting to grips with the real world and are just not "growing up". A chance meeting with Delilah inspires Nadine to unearth Phil from her past and soon their lives change beyond recognition.
Fans of Jewel's first novel, Ralph's Party, are in for a treat with Thirty-Nothing. Best friends since school, Dig and Nadine have drifted into a comfortable and mutually dependent existence which barely leaves room for partners. However, when Dig's infamous ex, Delilah, suddenly resurfaces in their lives, a chain of events ensues, forcing the characters to delve into their pasts and face old heartaches, with surprising results. Yet another foray into the lives of trendy young Londoners, you may ask? Yes, but unlike many in this genre, Jewell's novel has a warmth and appeal which transcends the setting. Deeply romantic, this book will make you laugh outloud, and is liable to leave even the toughest of cynics with a warm fuzzy feeling. (Kirkus UK)
What the papers say:
Deliciously enjoyable...addictively readable without being irratating or glib' The Times Daily Mirror Guardian
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.
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