Love and Kisses by Jean Ure


Love and Kisses by Jean Ure

A fun and feisty new novel from master storyteller Jean Ure - with a gorgeous new cover look to appeal to all girls who love real-life stories. Thirteen-year-old Tamsin has never had a boyfriend, and she's starting to feel left behind. Even her ten-year-old sister has a boyfriend, so surely it must be her turn soon! When Tamsin meets Alex, she just can't stop thinking about him, and she's thrilled when he asks her out on a date. But he's sixteen and has already left school. Before she knows it, Tamsin is lying about her age and going behind her parents back...but for how long can she keep up the pretence? A charming story about the innocence of first love - and learning to do the right thing.


Jean Ure's books are funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic reads! Jacqueline Wilson Praise for Hunky Dory More infectious humour from Jean Ure. Waterstone's Books Quarterly Praise for Gone Missing Fans of Jean Ure and new readers alike will love this fast-paced, action driven new novel. INIS Heartwarming stuff. CY Magazine 'Jean Ure does that girl thing like no one else.

'A funny and realistic read - we loved it.'

'The heroine I've been waiting for.'

'Grown-ups love Bridget Jones'


'Excellent for any nine-up and will almost certainly lead to an addiction to Ure.'

'The writing transcends any trace of heaviness.'

'Jean Ure never puts a foot wrong.'

'Rhymes, sauciness, letters, irony, comedy, comic characters... a proper little turn-on for boys. A must-buy book.'

About the Author

Jean Ure

Jean Ure was born in Surrey, and when growing up, knew that she was going to be a writer but she also wanted to be a ballet dancer.

She wrote her first novel when she was six years old which was about a little girl called Carol. Jean spent her teenage years writing and had her first book published when she was just sixteen – an event that prompted her to leave school the following year to continue writing. However she spent the next several years ‘scrubbing floors, waiting at tables, selling groceries’. Jean also worked as a nurse and at the BBC before enrolling at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where she met her husband. She worked for several years in Paris as a translator for DATO and UNESCO and wrote romantic novels.

Jean is a vegan and animal lover. She lives with her husband, seven dogs and two cats in a 300 year old house in Croydon.

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192 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Publication date

30th April 2009



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