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I like the fact that Lisa Jewell has combined real life drama and love with real comedy and OMG moments. They always fall in love with each other. In discussion they make a bet that they will both start looking for real relationships and the first one who succeeds wins.

It is not easy putting yourself out there particularly as an author or whatever but each bit matters.

Thirty Nothing by Lisa Jewell – book review » Curious Book Fans

The dialogue actually sounds like authentic spoken language although sometimes the characters do tend to make too-long speeches and there are some memorable lines. Imagine bumping into your first lisaa twelve years after you last saw her.

It’s interesting that I found quite a few similarities with ‘Ralph’s Party’ – the love of indian food, the wacky-backy, the beautiful mysterious woman who turns out to be a good sort. Kind of an eye opener-lots of people waste relationships and miss out on things that are right in front of them just because they are too afraid or they get stuck in “friend zone” territory. It was an ok read but it dragged out a bit, the characters were all dysfunctional and the plot was predictable.

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That’s the premise of the sparkling new romantic comedy from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller Ralph’s Party -an irresistible novel about best friends, turning thirty But, things aren’t always what they appear to be in either of their past relationships.


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. Can they get back their friendship or might they come to realise that they want even more than that?

She finished it in and it was published by Penguin books in May In my spare time I run, dance and occasionally tread the boards with my local amateur dramatics group. Lisa was born in London in To view it, click here. Phil was so horrible that m On his thirtieth birthday, Dig Ryan bumps into his first love Delilah, whom he hasn’t seen in twelve years.

It was a good story- that’s just it. The liner notes compared Jewell to Nick Hornby, perhaps because of all the dysfunctional characters. They certainly love their bedtime stories every night. Delilah was the most beautiful girl in school and a constant thorn-in-the-side of Nadine, who has been Dig’s best friend for the last fifteen years. Delilah is a classic female over analyser and worrier. It did change slightly but not enough to be predictable but then again I guess you kind of know this going in so its your own fault for expecting anything different.

I so enjoyed this book and it was great to go back and read something that I’d wanted to for a long time! An excellent use of dual narrative makes both of them seem very real, and flashbacks are incorporated neatly throughout in a very natural way which is hard to find elsewhere.

The endless thoughts and having to get into their heads for over three pages, just to have them whine about how pathetic the other person’s partner is and all that. I read Lisa Jewell’s second novel, Thirtynothing,when it was released in She has since written a further nine novels, as is currently at work on her eleventh.

We all must start somewhere and keep taking those hard steps forward within out true selves. Sep 12, Kristin rated it it was ok Shelves: I enjoyed this although sometimes the characters just drove me crazy, especially Nadine.


Apr 30, Kate rated it it was ok. Nadine, she did end up doing what she loved and thanks to her photography she got the life she had dreamed of full of travel and some uncomfortable situations, and fun. What a fun book! Dig Ryan just turn thirty and wakes up once again thirtynothng a young girl in his bed leaving him question where he is really headed with his life.

They used to be best friends at school, but drifted apart when Dig started going out with the beautiful Delilah. This book had a lot of charm and some very funny scenes. A buoyant novel about friendship, lust, growing up, and growing older, thirtynothing is sure to delight fans of Ralph’s Party and to win this hip, thirtysomething author a wealth of new readers.

So, Nadine looks up her first love, Phil. Anyway, as part of my “read everything in the house before buying new books with the exception of the rest of the twilight books” I decided to get a wriggle on and have a read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In fact, I could have written this review with just one word — perfect — but you might have felt a bit shortchanged, so I’ll expand.

Thirtynothhing, like me, you have some Lisa Jewell back catalogue to catch up on then what are you waiting for?

I also manage to work three days for a local education authority where I support the teaching of literacy in primary thirytnothing. Thirty Nothing features two main characters — Dig short for Digby and Nadeen — who have been best friends ever since they were at school liisa and are now just entering their thirties — hence the title!

Read more from kingfisher. I like Jewell because she writes intelligent chick lit — none of the usual mind numbing sameness from her!