Brand New Friend

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Hodder General Publishing Division, 2006 - Best friends - 352 pages
17 Reviews
The jewel in our commercial fiction crown for spring 2006. The latest paperback from Mike Gayle, the king of relationship comedy. No argument. When Rob's girlfriend asks him to leave London and live with her in Manchester not only will it mean moving cities, it'll also mean leaving behind his best mate in the entire world. Believing that love conquers all and convinced of his ability to make new friends, Rob takes the plunge.Six months in, and yet to find so much as a regular drinking buddy, Rob realises that sometimes making friends in your thirties can be the hardest thing to do. With drastic action needed, his girlfriend puts an ad in the classifieds for him. Three excruciatingly embarrassing "bloke dates" later, Rob begins to truly despair. Until his luck changes...There's just one problem. Apart from knowing less than nothing about music trivia, football, and the vital statistics of supermodels, Rob's new friend has one huge flaw...She's a girl.

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User Review  - Miffy - Goodreads

A rather good chick-lit, and kudos to the author for the ending! Read full review

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User Review  - Kate LeDonne - Goodreads

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. His style is very much like Anna Maxted, or Helen Fielding. I love the main character Charlie, and his mates. It's a great story about friendship and lines that society ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Mike Gayle is a freelance journalist and a former advice columnist who has written for Ms., The Sunday Times Style Magazine, Seventeen, The Express, and other U.K. publications. His first novel, My Legendary Girlfriend, sold 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom. He lives in London, England.

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