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Publisher Description

An uplifting, unforgettable story of two women in two different times from the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling author of After the Party and The Making of Us.

London, 1920. Arlette works in Liberty by day, and by night is caughty up in a glamorous whirl of parties, clubs, cocktails and jazz. But when tragedy strikes she flees the city, never to return.

Over half a century later, in the grungy mid-'90s, her graddaughter Betty arrives in London.

She can't wait to begin her new life. But before she can do so, she must find the mysterious woman named in her grandmother's will.

What she doesn't know is that her search will uncover the heartbreaking secret that changed her grandmother's life, and might also change hers for ever...

Fiction & Literature
July 19
Random House

Customer Reviews

foxhairedgirl ,

I always love Lisa Jewell's characters

This book was no different. The storytelling flows and the characters grip you. (The only annoying thing and I know I'm being very pedantic) is that this was set in 1995 and mentions xfm playing a song on the radio but those of us who were around in London in the 90s (and that should include Lisa) very distinctly remember the launch of xfm in 1997. I know it's small but when your book is intending to evoke a specific time in London then things like that jar.

Fraseen ,

Before I Met You

Fabulous book, wonderful story, I couldn't put it down.

Anna x;) ,


This is the first book of hers I have read and I generally couldn't put it down! I loved every part of it! The heartbreak and the enchantment! The description and the story line is truly brilliant! I loved it! The characters are great! I will definitely be reading others.

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