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With A Friend Like You

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781409129660

Price: £11.99

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Beth is a woman in supreme control of all aspects of her life and family, with a stellar career and her house an oasis of calm. Her closest friend, Megan, is very different; somehow she swims through the chaos of her family with ease, the clutter on the stairs, the cat footprints on the kitchen work space. And while they could not be more different, Beth and Megan have a genuine friendship built on years of laugher, tears and true understanding of each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Because that’s what friends do, isn’t it?

But when Beth’s daughter reveals a surprising secret, a wedge is driven between Beth and Megan. What begins as mild recrimination and misunderstanding develops into a full-blown row and then a simmering feud. As the two women square up to do battle in the London suburbs, there’s everything to play for. All’s fair in love and war…

With her wisdom, insight and wicked humour, Fanny Blake shines a light on to female friendships, in this delicious tale of two so-called best friends.

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Fanny Blake has the gift of creating wonderful page turners from very domestic situations; and then making them warm and funny as well
Penny Vincenzi
I love the way Fanny Blake proves that women just become more and more fascinating
Adele Parks
A very enjoyable read, with a great pair of female leads . . . Blake really is an expert on how women think, and this is what makes this book rather special.
A fascinating look at the deconstruction of women's friendships . . . Blake is a gifted writer and a perceptive storyteller making this novel a thoroughly assured read.
Jade Craddock, WE LOVE THIS BOOK
[A] great choice for women to read, relate to, laugh and enjoy at the same time.
This a brilliant, very complex story with many threads, many twists and turns and unexpected situations dropped at you without warning . . . Highly recommended!
It may well leave you reflecting on your own friendships and on family relationships and being there for your own children, so realistic are the people and events. You won't regret reading this!
Fanny Blake's beat is middle-aged, middle-class family life gone wrong and here's her best one yet ... Wryly perceptive, excellently plotted, packed with telling lifestyle detail and especially good on the monumental selfishness of teenagers
Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL
A deliciously witty look at female friendship
Former publisher Fanny Blake has really developed a niche with her focus on women in mid-life, and female friendship and With A Friend Like You she offers a thoughtfully considered conundrum on the meaning, expectations and morals of being a friend ... Blake is a gifted writer and a perceptive storyteller making this novel a thoroughly assured read
A great read
Sunday Express
The twists will tantalise until the big shock on the very last page
Female friendship comes under the microscope ... a fabulous page-turner.
Loved With A Friend Like You by Fanny Blake - an acutely observed look at friendship and family and the complicated dynamics of them both.
TAMAR COHEN, Author of The Mistresses Revenge
You won't regret reading this!
A truly brilliant story of friendship and family