- Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books; Large type edition edition (1 Sept. 2009)
- ISBN-10: 0753184168
- ISBN-13: 978-0753184165
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (214 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,737,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Truth About Melody Browne Hardcover – Large Print, 1 Sep 2009
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"For anyone who hasn't picked up a Lisa Jewell novel since her chick-lit classic Ralph's Party, it might be time for a re-acquaintance ... Jewell's writing proves as punchy and fresh as ever. Her lively depiction of inner-city London living and dating still rings true" (Independent)
"Lisa Jewell's writing is like a big warm hug and this book is a touching, insightful and gripping story which I simply couldn't put down." (Sophie Kinsella)
"Lisa's best book yet. I loved it." (Jane Fallon)
"Full of heart and humour, this will move you to tears. An absolute must-read." (Cosmopolitan)
"The Truth about Melody Browne perfectly illustrates the truth about Lisa Jewell. She writes like a dream, creates characters that you really care about and tells a story so compelling that it will still be with you long after you've read the last page." (Mike Gayle) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
Lisa Jewell’s writing is like a big warm hug and this book is a touching, insightful and gripping story which I simply couldn’t put down. --Sophie Kinsella
Lisa’s best book yet. I loved it. --Jane Fallon
Lisa Jewell writes the tale so beautifully that the words just dance off the page and sweep you up in a literary waltz ... stunning. --Heat, 5 stars
The Truth about Melody Browne perfectly illustrates the truth about Lisa Jewell. She writes like a dream, creates characters that you really care about and tells a story so compelling that it will still be with you long after you’ve read the last page. --Mike Gayle
Classic storytelling --Elle
Full of heart and humour, this will move you to tears. An absolute must-read. --Cosmopolitan
What is revealed is a network of rewardingly complex characters, a dramatic, suspense-filled explanation of how [Melody] ended up where she did, and a family tragedy that is profoundly moving. --Telegraph
A refreshing departure from the usual girl-in-search-of-boy template…Jewell has a convincing eye for detail, and throws in a roller-coaster-worth of attention-grabbing twists and turns. --Guardian
Sincere and engaging with a great plot and believable characters. --Daily Mail
This will make you laugh, cry – then tell all your friends about it. --Daily Record
Moving and dark --The Times Summer Reading Selection
Easy and uplifting –-Grazia -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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Top Customer Reviews
I took this book away with me on a weekend break and I was hooked, which is pretty rare these days! It was written to beautifully and the text flowed nicely. The characters were extremely believable and well crafted. I really admire the way that Jewell is able to deal with difficult, taboo or somewhat challenging topics with consummate ease, as she ably demonstrated in her previous novel 'One Hit Wonder'. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read and please don't be put off by any fluffy 'chick lit' preconceptions!
I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it 100%
It's an unusual story of a fragmented life, but skilfully written so that as the strands weave together, they bind you to the characters and leave you desperate for a happy ending... But to find out if you get one, you'll have to read the book!
I remember Ralphs Party, Lisa's first book coming out and it getting a lot of attention in the press about how good it was so I bought it and like most people loved it. I have recommended it to everyone I know since. And since then I have bought every book as it came out, I have some doubts if the next one could be as good as the first or that it might get too soppy/girly, but each time I have been hooked and impressed and moved.
This latest book is no exception. I was lucky enough to go to a signing/talk by the author at Waterstones Notting Hill last year when this book first came out and many of the audience had read it already and were talking about it - most saying how they cried at the end. I remember thinking I wont! But I think I did when I got to the point they were discussing!
This is a great book, I was hooked. An interesting and moving novel about a girl who has forgotten everything of her first few years and this is the story of how and what she discovers - the truth about Melody Brown!
I have never described Lisa Jewell as "chick-lit" this is simply great literature. Go and buy this book!
When I read the first chapter of this book I wasnt that impressed, but I thought I'd give it a go and it was just absolutely brilliant, I read it within 48 hours until the small hours, then I went back and read the first chapter again. Another excellent story from Lisa Jewell.
As Melody finally pieces together her early life, those years before the age of 9 (the earliest age she has any recollection of), you start to get a real sense of who she is and why, as a youngster, she would have consciously blocked out the memories of her past. What makes this book stand out is the fact that you care about Melody and her story. She starts off as a closed book and you can almost see her unfurl as she learns more about who she really is. There are quite a few characters in this book, which can get a bit confusing at times, but luckily the majority of them are split between the past and the present, so once you get the hang of which time period you're in, it does become easier.
This only missed out on a 5 star rating because although things are wrapped up nicely at the end, I would have liked to have known a bit more about Melody and Ben and how things worked out between them. Other than that though, this a thoroughly enjoyable book from Jewell once again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Couldn't put this down, read it in a day! Truly captivating and heartwarming. Really enjoy Lisa's style of writing.Published 2 days ago by ashleigh smith-hill
I adores Lisa Jewell's books and this is as good as all the others. So many characters and an entwined story to immerse yourself in. Well worth a read.Published 10 days ago by J. A. Corrigan
I have read several books by Lisa Jewell and I think so far this has been my favourite. A clever read and an interesting journey of a little girl's lost childhood due to amnesia.Published 16 days ago by Sophie Reed
Will be tempted to try other books by this author. Do not like to be forced to write a review.
An intriguing story with a heart warming conclusion. I wasn't entirely convinced by Melody as a child as the thoughts attributed to her seemed too grown-up for her purported age. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MRS SUSAN ROSS
Characters, plot strands, reality, pathos I loved it all. Not sure I read Lisa Jewell before but now I will. Such an interesting book, definitely one to recommend.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer SOB
Well written, mysterious, and packed full of unusual characters. The ending is abrupt and there are a few loose ends. One is left wondering about Grace.