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Lisa Jewell  

Popular British Author

Lisa Jewell is a popular British author of chick lit fiction. Her books include “Ralph's Party,” “Thirtynothing,” “After The Party” and most recently, “The House We Grew Up In.” She attended St. Michael's Catholic Grammar School in Finchley, north London, leaving secondary school to do an art foundation course at Barnet College followed by a diploma in fashion illustration at Epsom School of Art & Design.

Jewell worked in fashion retail for several years, namely Warehouse and Thomas Pink.

Looking for new experiences, Jewell accepted a challenge from her friend to write three chapters of a novel in exchange for dinner at her favorite restaurant. Those three chapters were eventually developed into Jewell's debut novel “Ralph's Party,” which became the UK's bestselling debut novel in 1999.

Jewell is one of the most popular authors writing in the UK today, and in 2008 was awarded the Melissa Nathan Award For Comedy Romance for her novel 31 Dream Street.

She currently lives in Swiss Cottage, London with her husband Jascha, and daughters.

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