Brand New Friend

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Hodder & Stoughton General Division, 2006 - Best friends - 352 pages
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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  - Simika - Goodreads

Overall, it's about the When Harry Met Sally predicament: can men and women ever be just friends? Of course there are the thoughts on friendship, the 50 words for snow, the take on relationships and ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Mike Gayle is the author of the British bestsellers "Turning Thirty, Mr. Commitment, " and "My Legendary Girlfriend." He's also a freelance journalist and a former advice columnist. He lives in England.

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