Brand New Friend

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Hodder & Stoughton, 2006 - Best friends - 352 pages
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'Funny and well-observed, this is another sure-fire hit' Heat

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  - Nataliec7 - LibraryThing

An interesting little book. Ian moves to Manchester, to be with his long term girlfriend Ashley. He leaves all of his friends behind. Now however, hes finding it very difficult to make friends as he ... Read full review

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User Review  - NicolaMariaByrne - LibraryThing

I think I'm becoming a fan of Mike Gayle. This is the third book I've read of his. Like his style. I was really interested in finding out, from a man's perspective, whether men and women can ever ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Previously an Agony Uncle, Mike Gayle is a freelance journalist who has contributed to a variety of magazines including FHM, Sunday Times Style and Cosmopolitan. He is the author of five previous bestselling novels.

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