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Ralphs 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?

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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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A shameless flirt of a first novel that traces the roller-coaster lives of six people sharing the same London brownstone. Jem finds the place of her dreams literally when she peers into the basement flat where a room is being let and remembers a recurring dream shes had since her teens of a mans head viewed through a window. Smith, who owns the flat, and his best friend Ralph (a penniless artist) are renting the spare room in an attempt to break their after-work routine of TV, beer, and a joint before bed. Jem, convinced that one of the inhabitants must be Mr. Right, moves in, and the plot immediately thickens. A scant week passes before the usually sensible young woman beds Smith because he brought her favorite flowers home and helped a bit in the kitchen. The casual sex is fine with Smith; it might make Cheri (who lives above them) jealous and bring his five-year obsession with the willowy blond to fruition. But Cheri is occupied with breaking upjust for the challenge of itKarl and Siobhan, a happy couple who occupy the ground-floor space. Inextricably, though unknowingly interconnected, the six protagonists somersault through a series of misadventures. Ralph, having read Jem's diaries on the sly, is convinced hes her destiny and falls head over heels. Despite the scatterbrained plotting, the author casts a perceptive eye on the difficulty of relationships: her tone is sweet and tragic when delineating Karl and Siobhan, dreamily romantic with Ralph and Jem, and just plain neurotic with regard to the very modern Smith and Cheri. When Ralph is adamantly brushed off by Jem (Smith must be the one!), he spends the next two months painting portraits of her. For the night of his gallery opening, he invites all involved to the party, hoping hell will break loose and the righteous will have their day. Slight, yes, but enjoyable. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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