The Sunday Lunch Club

The feel-good novel of 2018

The Sunday Lunch Club

‘A warming testament to the elasticity and enduring love of true family bonds. I adored this book' Penny Parkes
'Fresh, funny and utterly fabulous, it’s the perfect holiday read' Heat

The first rule of Sunday Lunch Club is … don't make any afternoon plans.
Every few Sundays, Anna and her extended family and friends get together for lunch. They talk, they laugh, they bicker, they eat too much. Sometimes the important stuff is left unsaid, other times it's said in the wrong way. 
Sitting between her ex-husband and her new lover, Anna is coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy at the age of forty. Also at the table are her ageing grandmother, her promiscuous sister, her flamboyantly gay brother and a memory too terrible to contemplate.
Until, that is, a letter arrives from the person Anna scarred all those years ago. Can Anna reconcile her painful past with her uncertain future?
Juliet Ashton weaves a story of love, friendship and community that will move you to laughter and to tears. Think Cold Feet meets David Nicholls, with a dash of the joy of Jill Mansell added for good measure.

I love Juliet's writing and this book featured so many wonderful characters. I was left wanting to join the family at one of their Sunday lunches’ Samantha, Netgalley reviewer

‘A joy from start to finish. The relationships within the family ring so true. And the twists kept me guessing. A beautiful book’ Laura Kemp
‘Romantic and gentle, and in places really funny, but it has pace and a couple of twists which kept me reading. The author is good with characters, each with a clear 'voice'’ Penny, Netgalley reviewer
‘All the characters have their own strong storyline and I enjoyed finding out how their lives unfolded’ Sarah, Netgalley reviewer
‘A very enjoyable and entertaining book with an interesting plot, complex characters and some food for thought. Recommended’ Anna, Netgalley reviewer
‘Absolutely loved this joyful, entertaining, and fabulously funny book’ Karen, Netgalley reviewer
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 416 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471168383 | 
  • April 2018
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About the Author

Juliet Ashton
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Juliet Ashton

Juliet Ashton was born in Fulham and still lives in London. She writes under a variety of names, including her real name, Bernadette Strachan, and as Claire Sandy. She is married and has one daughter. Find out more at