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 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 Jasch
a, an IT consultant, her daughters, Amelie and Evie and her silver tabbies, Jack and Milly.
Guest 4 years agoRead this book in less than 8 hours, loved it! What a wonderful story! Totally captivating and heart breaking.
Guest 4 years agoWhat the book!! And I was crying at some parts without my knowing and Kudos to Lisa Jewell . It was Incredible writing !!
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Guest 4 years agoWhat a stunningly well written book! I can tell I'm going to spend a lot of time thinking about this one.
Guest 4 years agoThis book is GOLD! I need more Lisa Jewell books ASAP because this one was so heartbreakingly beautiful and touching oh god I'm bawling!
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