Us Three – Ruth Jones
- Imprint: Bantam Press
- Published: 03/09/2020
- ISBN: 9781787632257
- Length: 384 Pages
- RRP: £14.99
About the Book
‘A warm, smart, uplifting tale of true friendship.’ Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare and The Switch
‘This novel oozes warmth and honesty. A big-hearted book that provides a cast of characters you’ll lose your heart to.’ Adele Parks, author of Lies, Lies, Lies and Just My Luck
The new novel from Ruth Jones, author of the smash-hit, number one bestselling debut, Never Greener.
Meet Lana, Judith and Catrin. Best friends since primary school when they swore an oath on a Curly Wurly wrapper that they would always be there for each other, come what may.
After the trip of a lifetime, the three girls are closer than ever. But an unexpected turn of events shakes the foundation of their friendship to its core, leaving their future in doubt – there’s simply too much to forgive, let alone forget. An innocent childhood promise they once made now seems impossible to keep . . .
Packed with all the heart and empathy that made Ruth’s name as a screenwriter and now author, Us Three is a funny, moving and uplifting novel about life’s complications, the power of friendship and how it defines us all. Prepare to meet characters you’ll feel you’ve known all your life – prepare to meet Us Three.
I have been practically living with this book and cant love it more. It feels like I’ve been growing up with Catrin, Lana and Judith and the connection is so strong that makes me giddy in love!
Ruth Jones is a master storyteller, no doubt in that. Her writing is hearty, poignant and left me in a sweet mess of laughter and tears. I just couldn’t seem to get enough of the characters and the stories that dates to four decades! Believe me it never gets boring to read about Lana, Catrin and Jude – they’re so unique and honest-to-god women. They are not written to impress. They portray every women across the globe who is not so perfect, not so pretty and still lives to show it!
Many many thanks to Alison Barrow from Transworld, Penguin UK Books for my advanced reader copy. I feel deeply in love with #USThree and cannot/do not want to fall out the fictional world.
Meet the Author
Ruth Jones is best known for her outstanding and award-winning television writing, most notably BBC 1’s Gavin and Stacey, which she co-wrote with James Corden and in which she played the incorrigible Nessa Jenkins. The most recent Christmas Day special of Gavin and Stacey gained national critical acclaim, drawing an audience of over 18 million and winning a National Television Award for Impact. Ruth also created and co-wrote Sky 1’s Stella, which ran for six series. As well as being Bafta-nominated for her role as the eponymous Stella, Ruth has also starred in several other television comedies and dramas. Her debut novel Never Greener has now sold over a quarter of a million copies. It was chosen as WHSmith Fiction Book of the Year 2018, was a Zoe Ball Book Club pick, and was a Sunday Times bestseller for fifteen weeks, three weeks at number one. Us Three is Ruth’s second novel.